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When is a New Application Needed?

A household must submit a new application when:

  • it is the client’s first application;
  • the household’s payee changes;
  • a worker denies a household eligibility based on a completed application;
  • a family’s income is exempt due to the adoption income exclusion, the adopted child turns six, the approved eligibility period ends, and there is not an active income-eligible Child Care case to which you can add the child;
  • the Child Care benefit remains closed for more than 30 days;
  • 30 days expire after a worker denies a client’s application for failing to cooperate in determining their eligibility, or
  • 60 days expire after a worker denies a client’s application for failing to provide verification.

A household does not need to submit a new application when:

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