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22VAC40-661-40

22VAC40-661-40. State income eligible scale and copayments.

A. State income eligible scale. The department establishes the scale for determining financial eligibility for the income eligible child care programs. Income eligibility is determined by measuring the family's income and size against the percentage of the federal poverty guidelines for their locality, not to exceed 85% of the state median income. Income to be counted in determining income eligibility includes all earned and unearned income received by the family except: Supplemental Security Income; TANF benefits; general relief; food stamp benefits; child support paid to another household; earnings of a child under the age of 18 years; garnished wages; earned income tax credit; lump sum child support payments; and scholarships, loans, or grants for education except any portion specified for child care.

Unless a local alternate scale is approved, the income eligibility scale established by the department must be used for the transitional, Head Start, and fee programs. Proposed alternate sliding scales must be approved by the department prior to submission to the local board of social services.

B. Copayments. Copayments are established by the department. All families receiving child care subsidy have a copayment responsibility of 10% of their countable monthly income or the copayment established by an approved local alternate scale ranging from 5.0% to 10% of the family's income, taking family size and income into account, except that families whose gross monthly income is at or below the federal poverty guidelines who are recipients of TANF, participants in the FSET program, or families in the Head Start program will have no copayment. The family's copayment will be calculated using the following chart:

Monthly Income Levels by Percent of Poverty and Household Size

 

Number of Household Members

 

Percent of Poverty

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

91

101

111

121

131

141

151

161

171

181

191

201

Copayment Percentage

0 - 100%

$0
$1,293

$0
$1,628

$0
$1,963

$0
$2,298

$0
$2,633

$0
$2,968

$0
$3,303

$0
$3,638

$0
$3,973

$0
$4,308

$0
$4,643

$0
$4,978

$0
$5,313

$0
$5,648

$0
$5,983

$0
$6,318

$0
$6,653

$0
$6,988

$0
$7,323

5.0%

>100% - <=125%

$1,294
$1,616

$1,629
$2,035

$1,964
$2,454

$2,299
$2,872

$2,634
$3,291

$2,969
$3,710

$3,304
$4,129

$3,639
$4,547

$3,974
$4,966

$4,309
$5,385

$4,644
$5,804

$4,979
$6,222

$5,314
$6,641

$5,649
$7,060

$5,984
$7,479

$6,319
$7,897

$6,654
$8,316

$6,989
$8,735

$7,324
$9,154

6.0%

>125% - <=150%

$1,617
$1,939

$2,036
$2,442

$2,455
$2,944

$2,873
$3,447

$3,292
$3,949

$3,711
$4,452

$4,130
$4,954

$4,548
$5,457

$4,967
$5,959

$5,386
$6,462

$5,805
$6,964

$6,223
$7,467

$6,642
$7,969

$7,061
$8,472

$7,480
$8,974

$7,898
$9,477

$8,317
$9,979

$8,736
$10,482

$9,155
$10,984

7.0%

>150% - <=160%

$1,940
$2,068

$2,443
$2,604

$2,945
$3,140

$3,448
$3,676

$3,950
$4,212

$4,453
$4,748

$4,955
$5,284

$5,458
$5,820

$5,960
$6,356

$6,463
$6,892

$6,965
$7,428

$7,468
$7,964

$7,970
$8,500

$8,473
$9,036

$8,975
$9,572

$9,478
$10,108

$9,980
$10,644

$10,483
$10,914

$10,985
$11,106

8.0%

>160% - <=185%

$2,069
$2,392

$2,605
$3,011

$3,141
$3,631

$3,677
$4,251

$4,213
$4,871

$4,749
$5,490

$5,285
$6,110

$5,821
$6,730

$6,357
$7,350

$6,893
$7,969

$7,429
$8,589

$7,965
$9,209

$8,501
$9,829

$9,037
$10,149

$9,573
$10,340

$10,109
$10,531

$10,645
$10,723

$10,914
$10,914

$11,106
$11,106

9.0%

>185% - <=250%

$2,393
$3,232

$3,012
$4,069

$3,632
$4,907

$4,252
$5,744

$4,872
$6,582

$5,491
$7,419

$6,111
$8,257

$6,731
$9,000

$7,351
$9,191

$7,970
$9,383

$8,590
$9,574

$9,210
$9,766

$9,830
$9,957

$10,149
$10,149

$10,340
$10,340

$10,531
$10,531

$10,723
$10,723

$10,914
$10,914

$11,106
$11,106

10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% of Poverty-
FFY 2014

$1,293

$1,628

$1,963

$2,298

$2,633

$2,968

$3,303

$3,638

$3,973

$4,308

$4,643

$4,978

$5,313

$5,648

$5,983

$6,318

$6,653

$6,988

$7,323

85% of SMI
Published on 05/15/13

$4,340

$5,361

$6,383

$7,404

$8,425

$8,617

$8,808

$9,000

$9,191

$9,383

$9,574

$9,766

$9,957

$10,149

$10,340

$10,531

$10,723

$10,914

$11,106

1Income level not to exceed 85% of state median income or 250% of poverty.
Note: Virginia state median income posted in the Federal Register, Vol. 78, No. 94, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, pages 28597-28599.
Note: FY 2014 Poverty Guidelines - Federal Register, Vol.78, No. 16, Thursday, January 24, 2013, pages 5182-5183. For a household greater than 8, add $4,020 for each additional person.

 

C. Five-year limit. Localities may limit receipt of fee child care program subsidies to a maximum of 60 months (five years). Receipt of transitional child care does not count toward the five years.

D. Waiting list. Local departments must have a waiting list policy for the fee child care program. Prior receipt of TANF must not be a reason for preferential placement on a waiting list. Proposed policy for a waiting list must be approved by the department prior to submission to the local board of social services. A waiting list policy must assure that decisions are made uniformly.