.07 LIBL/STBL Hardship Extension Eligibility – Inability to Find or Afford Child Care
 
(10/01/16 - 11/30/16)
A participant may be eligible for a hardship extension when the participant cannot find or afford childcare, which prevents them from working or engaging in work activities.
 
A participant may establish the hardship extension reason, based on unavailable childcare, by providing verification which includes, but is not limited to, the cost of available childcare or proof of the lack of childcare services in the area.
 
All attempts to obtain childcare in the prior 30 days must be documented.
 
NOTE Verification must be provided that supports the childcare determination.
 
When verification of the hardship extension reason is received, follow the procedures in LIBL Hardship Extension Keying Procedures and STBL Hardship Extension Keying Procedures.
 
When verification of the hardship extension is not provided, follow the procedures in LIBL Hardship Procedures Extension Requests and STBL Hardship Procedures Extension Requests.
 
WARNING
When the participant provides verification that does not support the hardship extension request, deny the request for hardship extension.