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:
- an adopted child who qualifies for an income exemption may join his or her sibling’s income-eligible case,
- the household verifies continued eligibility within 30 days of a closure,
- the applicant or authorized representativemisses an interview but later completes the interview within 30 days of the request date,
- the household requests to withdraw the application but then elects to continue with the application within 30 days of the request date,
- the household fails to provide all necessary verification within 30 days of the request date but then provides all necessary verification within 60 days of the request date,
- client asks to add a child to the Child Care benefit.