A Commission or Self Employment Job
You approve subsidized Child Care only when the client is performing an approved activity. For household members who begin working for a self-employed or commission-based job, they may not have received any payments before they apply for Child Care. This presents a problem because you cannot approve Child Care for unpaid or volunteer work.
See the following for examples. This is not an exclusive list.
- A realtor has yet to sell their first home,
- A car sales person trying to sell their first car,
- A commission-based telemarketer begins to work,
- A hair dresser who has not received their first earnings,
- An electrician, plumber, or carpenter who has performed work but not yet paid.
To allow you to confirm the client is receiving pay and to allow the household member to pursue their job, approve a household member for 30 calendar days when you document they work for self-employment or commission-based job.