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16 DE Admin. Code 11003
Delaware Health and Social Services (“Department”) / Division of Social Services initiated proceedings to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program, specifically, Determining Technical Eligibility for Child Care Assistance. The Department’s proceedings to amend its regulations were initiated pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10114 and its authority as prescribed by 31 Delaware Code Section 512.
The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the May 2014 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced May 31, 2014 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
45 CFR §98.20, A child’s eligibility for child care services
DSSM 11003, Determining Technical Eligibility for Child Care Assistance, is amended to clarify eligibility for subsidized child care services. In order to qualify for child care services, the family must need care for certain reasons. The following reasons are being added to the list of reasons: teen parents enrolled in or attending middle school or high school or parent/caretakers enrolled in and participating in a General Education Diploma (GED) program.
Agency Response: Punctuation added.
Agency Response: DSSM 11003, Section 1.A.9 is amended with the suggested reference.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program, specifically, Determining Technical Eligibility for Child Care Services is adopted and shall be final effective August 10, 2014.
A. Parents/Caretakers must be [a] Delaware resident[s.]
B. Parents/Caretakers who need services to must meet one of the following:
6. Prevent child abuse or neglect as referred by DFS Division of Family Services (DFS)[;]
9. Enrolled and participating in a General Education Diploma (GED) program [or similar secondary credential assessment approved by the Delaware Department of Education].
3. Their deportation is being withheld[.]
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