FAA5.I Determining Benefits : 02 Determining CA Benefits : D Transitional Child Care (TCC)
Transitional Child Care (TCC)
Information on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
A CA budgetary unit may be eligible to receive up to 24 consecutive months of TCC when the budgetary unit becomes ineligible for CA.
Transitional Child Care (TCC) provides childcare services to CA budgetary units who become ineligible for reasons other than any of the following:
Intentional Program Violation (IPV) conviction
Noncompliance with the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS)
Noncompliance with Jobs Program requirements
TCC Requirements
The CA budgetary unit must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for TCC:
Received CA in Arizona at least one month within the six months before becoming CA ineligible.
Request and apply for childcare services with the Division of Child Care (DCC).
Provide information necessary to determine TCC eligibility to DCC.
The CA case may be closed. When this occurs, participants can request TCC services any time within six months of case closure.
TCC Time Limits
A CA budgetary unit may be eligible to receive up to 24 consecutive months of TCC when the budgetary unit becomes ineligible for CA.
The TCC 24 months begins with the month following the month the CA case is closed.
A new 24 month period may be established when all of the following apply:
The participant reapplies and is found eligible for CA.
The participant's CA is subsequently stopped for reasons other than IPV, or noncompliance with the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) or the Jobs Program.
A CA budgetary unit that becomes ineligible for TCC during the 24 month period, may be eligible for any remaining balance when all eligibility conditions are met. (See DCC Responsibilities for additional policy)
Division of Child Care (DCC) Responsibilities
The Division of Child Care (DCC) performs the following:
Determines and authorizes TCC eligibility
NOTE TCC coverage begins from the date of the TCC application. There is no retroactive reimbursement for TCC.
Determines the amount of copayment that an eligible TCC participant must pay to receive childcare services
Determines eligibility for any remaining months of TCC when a participant loses TCC eligibility during the consecutive 24 month period
TCC Eligibility
The CA budgetary unit is only eligible for TCC when the caretaker relative was receiving CA at the time of CA closure.
When the budgetary unit becomes ineligible for CA, all of the following budgetary unit participants are potentially eligible to receive TCC:
Participants who were CA eligible prior to CA case closure.
Children under the age of 13 who were not receiving CA due to receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Foster Care (FC), or due to the Family Benefit Cap Period (FBCP). (See Social Security Benefits, Foster Care Payments, and Family Benefit Cap Period (FBCP) for more information.)
Participants who have received a Grant Diversion payment.
Dependent children who were born, adopted, or moved into the budgetary unit after CA closure who are all of the following:
Under the age of 13
A mandatory CA participant at the time of CA case closure, had the child moved into the home before the CA closed
Participants who did not receive CA due to failure to provide a Social Security number (SSN)
The participant has the primary responsibility for providing verification. (See Participant Responsibilities – Providing Verification for additional policy.)
NOTE A participant statement is acceptable verification for employment when the participant is self-employed or when all other means of verification for employment have been exhausted.
Legal Authorities
last revised 03/27/2023