Income Standards

Created on: 
Feb 01 2016

Related WACs and Clarifying Information

Working Connections Child Care Subsidy

Seasonal Child Care

DEL Clarifying Information (published February 1, 2017)


Additional Information

What are the income standards?

The income standards vary depending upon the size of the household.  The Department will use the total gross income from the parent(s) and children when applying the income standards at application and reapplication to determine eligibility and copay.

Click here to see the current program income standards. The income limit for child care subsidy at application and reapplication can be found in Column 2.

What if a household is over-income?

Effective October 1, 2016, clients who are completing an eligibility review for Child Care Subsidy Programs and have an income between 200% and 220% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) will be eligible for an additional 3 months of child care subsidy.  This is defined as a Phase-out period to assist families in making the transition to paying for child care on their own.