Income Standards

Created on: 
Feb 01 2016

Related WACs

Working Connections Child Care

Seasonal Child Care

DCYF 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?

Clients completing a reapplication who have income between 200% and 220% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) will be eligible for an additional 3 months of child care.  This is called Income Phase-Out, a period to assist families in making the transition to paying for child care on their own.