Posted by ICCRR in News on 4/27/2020

Clarification on Billing of Unlimited Absent Days

Child care programs were previously informed that they may bill for unlimited absent days for Child Care Assistance (CCA) families that are not attending the program if it is open and operational. This eligibility began for the 3/9/2020 billing period and will be in effect until determined by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Some programs are open and operational for essential service employees but have asked all other families to stay home, if able.

Please note that if you are asking families to stay home and they are on CCA, these are not eligible for billing of unlimited absent days.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when billing for more than 4 absent days:

  • The childcare program must be open and operational
  • The childcare program must be available to serve the CCA families
  • CCA families that are asked to stay home with their children or asked not to bring the child either because parent employment is not essential or the program is trying to maintain low numbers are not eligible for billing of unlimited absent days.

Thank you for providing a service to the children and families of your community during this time.

Ryan Page, M.C.J.
Child Care Regulatory Program Manager
Team Lead, Child Care Bureau
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services


Tags: child care assistance , cca , dhs clarification , absent days

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