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S.F. No. 1637 - Modifying Requirements for Child Care Assistance Redeterminations of Eligibility and Recovery of Overpayments
Author: Senator Melissa H. Wiklund
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: March 19, 2015


         S.F. No. 1637 requires that child care assistance eligibility be redetermined every 12 months instead of every six months, which is a new federal requirement, and includes provisions simplifying child care assistance overpayment policies and procedures that were in S.F. No. 825. 

Section 1 (119B.025, subdivision 1) strikes language that is revised and moved to a new subdivision in section 2.

Section 2. (119B.025, subdivision 3) requires that the redetermination for child care assistance eligibility occur every 12 months, instead of every six months.

Section 3 (119B.09, subdivision 4) strikes language that is obsolete with the new redetermination time period.

Section 4 (119B.11, subdivision 2a) simplifies the recovery of CCAP overpayments.  This section requires that the overpayment be recovered, regardless of the amount or time period, if it was caused by wrongfully obtaining benefits.  The commissioner will not collect overpayments that are under $500 and overpayments that occurred more than one year prior to the date of the determination, except in cases of fraud or the benefits were received while an action was under appeal.  Overpayments caused by agency error will not be collected, except in cases of fraud.


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