.02 NA Dependent Care
 
(01/01/17 - 12/31/17)
Dependent care expenses billed for the care of any of the following are allowable:
 
A dependent child under the age of 18
An incapacitated adult, when the cost is not a medical expense. (See NA Medical Expenses)
 
The dependent care expense is only allowable when it is necessary to complete one of the following:
 
Seek, accept or continue employment.
 
NOTE Participants must provide information about their search for employment. A participant’s statement is acceptable verification unless questionable.
 
Participate in NA Employment & Training (NA E&T) activities.
 
NOTE Participants must provide information about NA E&T activities. A participant’s statement is acceptable verification unless questionable.
 
Attend training or pursue education to prepare for employment.
 
NOTE Attendance in one of the following is considered preparation for employment:
High school
GED classes
 
The following are ALLOWABLE NA dependent care expenses:
 
The provider charges a registration fee that the budgetary unit is required to pay.
 
NOTE When the registration fee is a one time fee, the fee is an allowable expense in the month in which it is billed. When the registration fee is a recurring fee, prorate the fee over the period of time it is intended to cover.
 
Activity fees that are mandatory and separate from the daycare expense.
Fees are billed by the provider but care is not provided due to illness or vacation.
Mandatory fees are billed for shuttle services from the provider to the elementary school.
Alternative types of care are provided, which include any of the following:
After-school care
Special needs care
At-risk youth programs
Informal care arrangements
Adult day care or day services
The provider waives the co-payments that the budgetary unit is required to pay.
 
EXCEPTION
Do NOT ALLOW the following dependent care expenses:
Any portion of an expense that has been allowed as an educational expense. (See Educational Expenses)
Costs paid to a facility or provider for educational tuition(g) of a dependent child.
NOTE Contact the facility or provider to determine whether the fees charged are for educational tuition or dependent care.
Costs for care provided by any of the following:
Another participant in the case.
Reimbursements, including reimbursements made by NA Employment & Training (NA E&T), Jobs, or Transitional Child Care (TCC).
Costs for care provided out of the home when a spouse(g) or parent is in the home, and that spouse or parent meets all of the following:
Not working or actively looking for work.
Not registered for work.
Physically capable of caring for the dependent.
Costs paid in the form of an in-kind benefit such as food, gas, room.
Costs paid by a third party.
 
(See Keying Dependent Care Expenses for keying instructions.)