Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2009. Eligibility Under State Parameters

09/01/2012

It should also be noted that about 237,000 children are defined as eligible in this Issue Brief under state parameters that are not considered eligible under the federal parameters used in this brief. This discrepancy occurs because states vary in their treatment of which family members are included when considering family size and family total incomes. For example, the earnings of an older sister residing in the household are included in calculations for determining eligibility under federal subsidies, but they are not included in the benefit eligibility formulas for particular states that have different eligibility parameters.

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