Bill S2516A-2013

Relates to the treatment of earned income of a dependent child under the age of 18 and income of a dependent 18-20 year old household member

Relates to the treatment of the earned income of a dependent child under the age of 18 when determining the eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy.

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  • Apr 28, 2014: RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • Jun 18, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 2516A
  • Jun 18, 2013: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • May 6, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2516A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to the treatment of earned income of a child under the age of 18 when determining the eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to establish uniform budgeting rules across the State when determining a family's eligibility for child care assistance, and the amount of the family share.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends § 410-w of the Social Services Law by adding a new paragraph two requiring the income of a child under the age of eighteen to be disregarded when determining eligibility for a child care subsidy. Subdivisions 2,3,4,5 and 6 of section 410-w of the social services law are renumbered.

Section two sets an effective date of immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill addresses the treatment of the earned income of teenagers in households where the parent or caretaker of the teenager applies for a child care subsidy on behalf of a younger child in the household. The bill would make the treatment of earnings for children under the age of 18 consistent with public assistance budgeting. Currently, social services districts are free to develop differing budgeting rules for older teens, so they vary from county to county.

When financial eligibility for a child care subsidy is determined, the general rule is to look at the size of the household and the income of those in the household. Currently state regulations only exempt the earned income of a child under the age of 14 when determining eligibility for a child care subsidy. This rule is inconsistent with budgeting for cash public assistance programs, which disregards all of the earned income of a child under the age of 18. This bill would amend the Social Services Law to make child care budgeting consistent with public assistance budgeting.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediate.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2516--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. SAVINO, MONTGOMERY, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the treatment of earned income of a child under the age of 18 when determining the eligibility of a household for a child care subsidy THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of section 410-w of the social services law, are renumbered subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows: 2. FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY UNDER THIS TITLE, THE EARNED INCOME OF A DEPENDENT CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, WHO IS NOT LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHILD OR CHILDREN FOR WHICH CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE IS SOUGHT, SHALL BE DISREGARDED WHEN DETERMINING THE ELIGI- BILITY OF A HOUSEHOLD FOR A CHILD CARE SUBSIDY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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