A Second Educational Program
When a client completes a training program or a bachelor's degree, we expect the client to use their degree to seek and obtain a job. Do not approve further care for any educational or training program unless the client qualifies for an exemption.
The client must show he or she worked in a job that requires their degree for at least 12 months and provides evidence of a special circumstance.
Possible special circumstances and verification include but are not limited to:
|The client can no longer perform the job the client's education trained her or him to do because of physical or mental health reasons.||The client must provide a medical professional's statement.The statement must show
|The client cannot get a job using his or her degree because there is no demand for those skills.||The client must provide a statement from a Workforce Oklahoma, a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act contracted entity, an Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, or a Department of Rehabilitation Services employee working with the client. The statement must explain that the client cannot get a job using his or her degree because there is no demand for those skills.|
|The new degree may increase the client's earnings potential.||The client must provide proof that the starting salary for a person with the degree the client wants is more than the client's current earnings potential.|
If you encounter a situation where you believe the client should receive a special circumstances exemption that is not in the above chart, email Child Care Subsidy.