|(a) A parent is eligible for Transitional child care
services if the parent:
(1) has been denied TANF and was employed at the time
of TANF denial; or
(2) has been denied TANF within 30 days because of
expiration of TANF time limits; and
(3) requires child care to work or attend a job training
or educational program for a combination of at least an average of
25 hours per week for a single-parent family or 50 hours per week
for a two-parent family, or a higher number of hours per week as established
by a Board.
(b) Boards may establish an income eligibility limit
for Transitional child care that is higher than the eligibility limit
for At-Risk child care, pursuant to §809.50, provided that the
higher income limit does not exceed 85% of the state median income
for a family of the same size.
(c) For former TANF recipients who are employed when
TANF is denied, Transitional child care shall be available for:
(1) a period of up to 12 months from the effective
date of the TANF denial; or
(2) a period of up to 18 months from the effective
date of the TANF denial in the case of a former TANF recipient who
was eligible for child caretaker exemptions pursuant to Texas Human
Resources Code §31.012(c) and voluntarily participates in the
(d) Former TANF recipients who are not employed when
TANF expires, including recipients who are engaged in a Choices activity
except as provided under subsection (e) of this section, shall receive
up to four weeks of Transitional child care in order to allow these
individuals to search for work as needed.
(e) Former TANF recipients who are not employed when
TANF is denied, are engaged in a Choices activity, are meeting the
requirements of Chapter 811 of this title, and are denied TANF because
of receipt of child support shall be eligible to receive Transitional
child care services until the date on which the individual completes
the activity, as defined by the Board.
(f) A Board may allow a reduction to the requirement
in subsection (a)(3) of this section if a parent's documented medical
disability or need to care for a physically or mentally disabled family
member prevents the parent from participating in work, education,
or job training activities for the required hours per week.
(g) For purposes of meeting the education requirements
stipulated in subsection (a)(3) of this section, the following shall
(1) each credit hour of postsecondary education counts
as three hours of education activity per week; and
(2) each credit hour of a condensed postsecondary education
course counts as six education activity hours per week.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §809.48 adopted to be effective January 29, 2007, 32 TexReg 336; amended to be effective September 8, 2008, 33 TexReg 7568; amended to be effective January 8, 2013, 38 TexReg 155