Schedule

Created on: 
Feb 01 2016

Related WACs

DEL Clarifying Information (published February 1, 2017)

WAC 170-290-0014

After being found eligible for WCCC, consumers can verify their activity schedule verbally or in writing at application, re-application, or at change reporting.  3rd party verification should only be requested when there is reasonable cause.

Accept consumers statement of school schedule unless questionable.

WAC 170-290-0040

Authorizing Care for WorkFirst Participants

TANF clients participating in 110 or more hours of WF activity are eligible for full time care.  Consumers with a pending TANF application who have not completed the WorkFirst intake process are eligible for full time care during the 14-day waiting period. When a WorkFirst consumer is eligible for full time care a standard Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm schedule, unless specified in the IRP or reported differently by the consumer.

Additional Information

What is acceptable verification of activity schedule?

Clients can self-report their schedule verbally or in writing. Third-party schedule verification is not required. The Department will only request schedule verification from another source when the information supplied is inconsistent or questionable.

Example 1: On a reapplication, the client reports working 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with 30 minutes of travel time each way. The income verification supports the client statement. Additional schedule verification is not required.
Example 2: Using the example above, except the income verification shows that the client is only working 15–20 hours a week. Because this information is inconsistent with what the client reported on the reapplication, additional schedule information is needed. The Department will attempt to contact the client for the information. If the client cannot be reached, the Department may attempt to contact the employer. If verbal verification cannot be obtained, or the verbal verification received is questionable, the Department will not authorize payment until it receives a schedule that is not questionable.
Example 3: The client applies for child care and states she is employed at Best Buy. She works about 15–18 hours a week and her schedule changes frequently. The client verbally states what days and times she worked this week and expects to work next week. If this is not questionable, no further schedule verification is required.
Example 4: The client is employed 25 hours a week and attends community college three evenings a week. She states her work schedule is Noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday, and her school schedule is 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She studies at the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This information is not questionable, so no further schedule verification in required.
Example 5: A WorkFirst client is participating in 32 hours of Job Search per week according to their Individual Responsibility Plan. The client did not report a schedule. The Department will use a default schedule of Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If the client reported a different schedule, or the activity was for less than 32 hours per week, the Department would accept the client’s statement of their schedule if it was not questionable. See WAC 170-290-0040 in the Working Connections Child Care Policy Manual.