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Setting up Two Cases: Caretakers

When a caretaker applies for Child Care for a child for whom he or she is not legally or financially responsible, the caretaker's income does not count toward the child's eligibility. When a caretaker is also applying for Child Care for his or her own child, you must create two different FACS cases unless using one case would result in a lower copayment. When you determine a household needs two cases, you must create an income-exempt case and income-eligible case. The income-exempt case is for the child for whom the caretaker is not legally or financially responsible. The income-eligible case is for children for whom the caretaker is legally and financially responsible (the client's own children).

​ ​Setting up Two Cases: Caretakers
The Caretaker Child Case
  • Code any non-biological or adoptive children seeking Child Care as "added to the benefit section" in the F25 Status dropdown box.
  • Code the caretaker as "income and resources not considered for benefit computation—individual not included." You may code the caretaker parent’s income on the case if necessary for another program.
  • Include the siblings of any children seeking Child Care and their income on the case. Code these children as "income/resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included" from the F25 Status dropdown box.
  • Include the caretaker. Code the caretaker as "income and resources not considered for benefit computation—individual not included." You may code the adoptive caretaker's income on the case if necessary for another program.
Caretaker’s Own Children
  • Do not include any children for whom the caretaker is not legally and financially responsible unless it provides the household a lower copayment. You only need one case in this situation.
  • Code all children who needs for Child Care as "added to the benefit section" in the F25 Status dropdown box.
  • Code the parents and any child not receiving Child Care as "income/resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included" from the F25 Status dropdown box.
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