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Chapter 19.5. CalWORKs and Child Care and Development Programs Subchapter 2. CalWORKs Stage 2 Child Care Program Article 2.Requirements and Procedures for Receiving CalWORKs Stage 2 Services Contractor Responsibilities for Maintaining Family Eligibility   

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(a) At the time of certification and recertification, a family shall be informed of its responsibility to notify the contractor within five calendar days of any changes in family income, family size, or need for child care services.

(b) The contractor shall update the family's application within 30 days after notification by the family of a change in family income, family size, or need. When updating the family's application, the contractor shall make every effort to maximize convenience for the parent and avoid requiring the parent to take time off from work or a work activity.

(c) Notwithstanding Subsection (b), all families shall be recertified for eligibility and need at intervals not to exceed twelve (12) months.

(d) If a family no longer meets the requirements specified in Sections 18406 and 18407 and the contractor receives a referral for services pursuant to Chapter 19, Section 18092, the family must be transferred to a non-CalWORKs alternative payment program contractor as soon as possible.

(e) When a former CalWORKs cash aid recipient or a diversion family times out, the family is to be transferred to CalWORKs Stage 3 effective the first day of the following month. If there are no funds available in a CalWORKs Stage 3 program or another subsidized child care program, the contractor shall terminate child care pursuant to Section 18419.


Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263


Education Code 8353

(Amended By Register 2002, No. 11)