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Chapter 19.5. CalWORKs and Child Care and Development Programs Subchapter 3. CalWORKs Stage 3 Child Care Program Article 2. Requirements and Procedures for Receiving CalWORKs Stage 3 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 as follows:

(1) Families receiving care where the need is child protective services shall be recertified at least once every 6 months;

(2) All other families shall be recertified at intervals not to exceed 12 months.

(d) If the California Department of Education notifies the contractor that funds are not available to serve the existing Stage 3 caseload and it is necessary to displace families, families shall be displaced in reverse order of enrollment priority based on income levels pursuant to Education Code section 8263(b)(2). When two or more families are in the same priority in relation to income, the family that has received care in Stage 3 for the shortest period of time shall have higher priority.


Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263


Education Code 8350.5

Education Code 8354

(Amended By Register 2002, No. 11)