Notice of Change

Created on: 
Feb 25 2016

Table of Contents

Related WACs

Child Care Subsidy

Seasonal Child Care

DEL Clarifying Information (published February 1, 2017)


Additional Information

What is 10-day advance and adequate notice?

When a case is suspended or terminated, or benefits are reduced, the Department provides clients with 10 days’ advance and adequate notice of the change or termination by mail.

Example:  On 9/15 a client reports that their income has increased and is now in excess of 85% of the State Median Income (SMI).  On 10/02, the Department processes the case and terminates child care benefits 10/12, ten days later. 


If a client contacts the Department to close their benefits, they may choose to waive 10 days’ notice, in which case their benefits will be terminated effective the day the client chooses.

Payments will be terminated immediately, without notice, when it is discovered that a Family, Friends and Neighbors provider becomes disqualified, or is living with a disqualified individual and is providing care in their own home.