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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, Providing Child Care for Food Benefit Volunteers. 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 January 2013 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced January 31, 2013 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
45 CFR §98.44, Priority for child care services
DSSM 11003.3, Parent/Caretaker on Food Stamps and DSSM 11003.3.1, Food Stamp Guarantee Providing Child Care for Food Benefit Volunteers: The intent of the proposed amendment is to consolidate, reformat and clarify language to make the rules easier to understand and follow.
Agency Response: Thank you for pointing out the inconsistency in this regulation. DSSM 11003.3 is amended to remove and to reserve the proposed language. DSS will incorporate the content and substance of section 11003.3 into another section of the Child Care Subsidy Program administrative rules. This regulatory action will be published in a future issue of the Delaware Register of Regulations.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program, specifically, Providing Child Care for Food Benefit Volunteers is adopted and shall be final effective March 10, 2013.
11003.3 Parent/Caretaker on Food Stamps [Providing Child Care for Food Benefit Volunteers RESERVED]
A. DSS provides child care for a dependent child when a parent/caretaker receives Food Stamps and the parent/caretaker needs to:
Mandatory participants who fail to participate receive a sanction. Persons who receive a sanction lose their child care while the sanction remains in effect.
[This policy applies to parents/caretakers who volunteer for Food Benefit Employment and Training and receive child care assistance.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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