N.J. Admin. Code § 10:15-5.2 - At Risk Child Care (ARCC) eligibility

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Families shall be eligible for At Risk Child Care (ARCC) if they are in need of child care services in order to remain employed full-time or to accept full-time employment, to avoid dependency on TANF. (See chapter Appendix, Client Income Eligibility and Co-Payment Schedule for Subsidized Child Care Assistance or Services, incorporated herein by reference.)
(b) Families shall be ranked according to the following Admission Priority Codes. For initial program entry, the maximum annual gross income of the family shall not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (Tier A - at or below 150 percent; Tier B - between 151 percent and 175 percent; Tier C - between 176 percent and 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level). Following the initial determination, child care services may continue until the gross annual income of the family exceeds 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
1. "01": Children in families in which the parent is a former TANF recipient and who has completed extended WFNJ/TANF TCC eligibility or in which the parent will complete his or her child care benefit period within one month from the date of the application. The parent must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. A parent who is enrolled in school or who is participating in a training program shall not be eligible unless the parent is also employed full-time. The CCR & R shall be responsible for monitoring the TCC case load to facilitate the transition of services. A family in receipt of TCC may apply for ARCC at any time during the 24 month benefit period.
2. "02": Children in families who are ineligible for WFNJ/TANF TCC benefits. A parent must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. A parent who is enrolled in a school or who is participating in a training program shall not be eligible unless the parent is also employed full-time. The parent who falls into this category is likely to have left WFNJ/TANF due to the level of child support received. The CCR & R shall be informed of the family's eligibility in this area by the appropriate county welfare agency/Board of Social Services WFNJ/TANF Case Management Unit.
3. "03": Children with parents who are employed and who are enrolled in the non-public assistance Food Stamp Program. A parent must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. Parents who are enrolled in a school or who are participating in a training program shall not be eligible unless they are also employed full-time.
4. "04": Children in families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Parent(s) must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. Parents who are enrolled in a school or who are participating in a training program shall not be eligible unless they are also employed full-time.
5. "05": Children residing with adolescent parents who are head of their household, who are not on WFNJ/TANF, and who are otherwise eligible for assistance under ARCC. Parent(s) must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. Parents who are enrolled in a school or who are participating in a training program shall not be eligible unless they are also employed full-time.
6. "06": Children under the CP & P protective service supervision who reside in their own home with their parent(s) who are employed full-time and not on WFNJ/TANF. Parent(s) must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. Parents who are enrolled in a school or training program shall not be eligible unless they are also employed full-time. Children under the CP & P protective service supervision in an out-of-home placement shall not be eligible.
7. "07": Children in families with incomes at or below 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level for initial entry into the program and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for continued eligibility and where the parent (one parent in single parent families or both parents in two parent families) works full-time who do not fall in priorities 01 through 06 in (a)1 through 6 above. The parent(s) must need child care services in order to accept or remain in full-time employment. Parents who are enrolled in a school or who are participating in a training program shall not be eligible unless they are also employed full-time.
(c) The applicant shall report changes in circumstances which affect continued eligibility or level of benefits to the CCR & R.
(d) Families shall make the required co-payment in accordance with N.J.A.C. 10:15-9.
(e) If the participant loses a job, eligibility terminates unless he or she then finds another job within one month of the job loss.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:15-5.2
Amended by R.2009 d.18, effective 1/5/2009.
See: 40 N.J.R. 2637(b), 41 N.J.R. 226(b).
In (b)1, (b)2 and (c), substituted "CCR & R" for "UCCA".
Administrative correction.
See: 47 N.J.R. 114(a).
Notice of readoption with technical changes.
See: 48 N.J.R. 2807(a).

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