Maine Revised Statutes

§3736. Eligibility

1. Single application form.  By October 1, 1993, the department shall develop a universal application for all publicly funded child care programs for applicants who are seeking child care as their primary service. By January 1, 1994, the department shall require all caseworkers and contractors to use the form to determine eligibility for those applicants. Applicants submitting applications to more than one caseworker or contractor may submit photocopies or facsimile copies.
[ 2011, c. 388, §8 (AMD) .]
2. Eligibility decision within 30 days.  The department shall determine eligibility for child care programs administered under this chapter within 30 days of receiving an application. If a contractor determines eligibility, the department shall require that the contractor determine eligibility within 30 days of receiving an application.
[ 1993, c. 158, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Application; effective date.  If an applicant for child care programs administered under this chapter is determined eligible, child care assistance must be provided retroactively to the date of application.
[ 2015, c. 267, Pt. RRRR, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 158, §2 (NEW). 2011, c. 388, §8 (AMD). 2015, c. 267, Pt. RRRR, §1 (AMD).