Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) For individuals who fail to cooperate in
paying the required co-payment, child care benefits shall terminate for
nonpayment of the co-payment.
Child care services for child protective services children, including foster
care children identified by the CP & P, shall not be terminated until the
referring CP & P Area Office or Adoption Resource Center has been notified
whenever possible and an alternate plan identified.
(c) When child care services are terminated
due to nonpayment of the co-payment, the parent/applicant may request an
administrative review or fair hearing. In the DFD voucher programs, if child
care services are terminated, no payment shall be rendered by the agency from
the date of termination until a review is held and a final determination is
(d) In all cases where an
administrative review or fair hearing is requested of the CCR & R, it shall
adhere to N.J.A.C. 10:90-9. If the issue is not resolved at the CCR & R, an
administrative review, or a fair hearing may be requested at the DFD, in
accordance with N.J.A.C. 10:90-9.
(e) If an employed WFNJ or TCC participant
fails to pay assessed co-payments for child care services provided to his or
her child(ren), child care services shall be terminated and the provider(s)
shall be paid by the CCR & R through the WFNJ or TCC program for the amount
of unpaid co-payments. Payment of unpaid co-payments is limited to a maximum
period of two months. Exceptions may be granted in extreme circumstances with
prior written approval by a DFD representative.
(f) If the child care services of an WFNJ or
TCC participant has been terminated due to non-payment of co-payments and the
participant applies for other DHS child care services or re-qualifies for WFNJ
or TCC benefits, the participant shall reimburse the amount of the unpaid
co-payments prior to the receipt of any child care benefits.
Individuals who fail to cooperate in
paying the required co-payment shall, subject to appropriate notice
requirements and, if requested, case review or administrative review, as set
and 6.16, or
fair hearing as set forth in
eligibility for child care benefits for so long as back co-payments are owed,
unless satisfactory arrangements are made with each provider to make full
payments of arrearages.
(h) In the
DFD voucher programs, termination of child care services which are initiated by
the child care provider or the parent/applicant shall be reported by the parent
to the CCR & R no later than 10 calendar days.
(i) Under no circumstances shall a parent be
charged a penalty for late co-payments if the services were rendered under the
Refunds shall be
made to parent/applicants by child care agencies when:
1. An administrative review decision results
in a reduced co-payment; and/or
An error in co-payment computation has resulted in overcharges to the
Overcharges shall be refunded by child care agencies within 30 days of the
administrative review or fair hearing decision or the discovery of the
N.J. Admin. Code §
Amended by R.2005 d.77,
See: 36 N.J.R. 4882(a), 37 N.J.R. 630(c).
amended N.J.A.C. reference.
Amended by R.2009 d.18, effective
N.J.R. 2637(b), 41 N.J.R. 226(b).
In (b), substituted "Area" for
"District"; and in (d), (e) and (h), substituted "CCR & R" for "UCCA"
Notice of readoption with technical changes.