Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze. The Urban Institute. Gina Adams and Hannah Matthews. December 9, 2013.
The report helps states confront burdensome administrative processes that make it difficult for low-income families to get and keep child care benefits, and the cumulative challenges clients face in trying to access other benefits for which they are eligible (i.e. SNAP/Medicaid). Through concrete policy ideas and examples from states across the country, it offers an in-depth guide to help states not only simplify child care subsidy policies, but also to align child care policies with other work supports. With this information, states can identify strategies to improve service delivery for clients, while improving service delivery and reducing administrative burden. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
[PDF format, 91 pages, 1.11 MB].