N.J. Admin. Code § 10:15-9.2 - Determination of the co-payment

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

(a) The criteria for determination and re-determination of the co-payment shall be determined as specified in the chapter Appendix, the Client Income Eligibility and Co-payment Schedule, incorporated herein by reference, in accordance with the following:
1. Family size, which shall consist of the parent/applicant, the parent's or applicant's spouse and all children for whom the parent/applicant is a legal guardian in the same household. Family size shall also include dependent children who are over the age of 18 or other adults who are not legally responsible for the children but who are dependent upon the parent/applicant and who live in the same household if the parent/applicant so chooses to include these family members in the application for child care services;
2. WFNJ participants who are employed shall be required to contribute toward the cost of child care services provided on their behalf. This co-payment shall be assessed based on earned income only. Participants who are eligible to receive transitional child care benefits in accordance with eligibility requirements at 10:90-4.2 shall also contribute toward the cost of child care services;
3. Family income for NJCK shall include all gross income received by all members of the family unit defined in (a)1 above. The gross annual family income amount shall be verified by wage stubs or similar documentation as a condition of receiving child care benefits; and
4. For all DFD voucher payments, the number of hours child care services are being provided to the child shall be a follows:
i. Full-time care is defined as care for 30 hours or more per week for co-payment purposes;
ii. Part-time care is defined as care for less than 30 hours per week for co-payment purposes; and
iii. In no case shall the co-payment exceed the cost of care.
(b) Once the co-payment is determined, it shall remain unchanged for the duration of the eligibility period (up to 12 months) unless there is a change in family size, gross family income or a change in care from full-time to part-time or vice versa. For the DFD voucher programs, the participant shall notify the CCRR of any changes occurring in the family related to family size, income, work status or training/educational program attendance. The CCRR shall then determine any changes in the co-payment based on reported circumstances affecting co-payment calculation. For DFD contracted child care centers, the center shall recalculate the co-payment following any reported changes by the parent.
1. In NJCK and TCC, an exception shall be made in the case of co-payment for school-age children. The CCRR shall determine a part-time co-payment in accordance with (a) above, for all school-age children, unless the school-age child is in full-time child care for the entire period of the 12 month agreement. Only in this instance, the co-payment determination shall be based on the full-time arrangement.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:15-9.2
Amended by R.2005 d.77, effective 2/22/2005.
See: 36 N.J.R. 4882(a), 37 N.J.R. 630(c).
In (a), substituted "the chapter Appendix, the Client Income Eligibility and Co-payment Schedule" for "Appendix B" in the introductory paragraph.
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), substituted "CCR&R" for "UCCA" throughout.

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