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55 Pa. Code § 3041.61. General verification requirements.


§ 3041.61. General verification requirements.

 (a)  The parent or caretaker shall be the primary source of verification in establishing and maintaining eligibility for subsidized child care.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall inform each parent and caretaker that the eligibility agency is available to assist in obtaining verification that the parent or caretaker is unable to obtain.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall assist parents and caretakers who request assistance in obtaining verification.

 (d)  The eligibility agency may not impose requirements for verification beyond the requirements of this chapter.

 (e)  At the time of application for subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall obtain consent from the parent or caretaker and the parent’s or caretaker’s spouse permitting the eligibility agency to obtain verification of eligibility information.

 (f)  The eligibility agency shall retain the signed consent in the family’s file.

 (g)  The consent shall remain in effect for as long as the family receives subsidy.

 (h)  The eligibility agency may not deny or terminate subsidy to a family when the parent or caretaker has cooperated in the verification process and needed verification is pending or cannot be obtained due to circumstances beyond the parent’s or caretaker’s control.

 (i)  The eligibility agency may not require a parent or caretaker to reverify information unless the eligibility agency has information that indicates the subsidy status of the family has changed.

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