Child Care Subsidy Program
Child Care (Day Care) is a critical element for families who are trying to gain and/or maintain employment and self-sufficiency. Parents who would like to know if they qualify for child care assistance can call the child care application line at (845) 615-5452 for a screening, answers to questions re: the child care application process/ program, and to have an application for child care mailed to them.
Families may qualify based on income, reasons for needing day care and child's age or individual needs.
The following documents are needed to determine eligibility for the child care subsidy program:
ID for parent/guardian, Birth Certificates for children, proof of residence, proof of income received,
Last 12 weeks wage stubs, letter from employer verifying work schedule days and hours worked, provider information, disclaimer notice, consent form, and booklet receipt.
- How To Complete The Application For Child Care Assistance OCFS-6026
- Application For Child Care Assistance OCFS-6025
- Application For Child Care Assistance Documentation Requirements
- Book 1 What You Should Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities LDSS-4148A
- Book 2 What You Should Know About Social Services Programs LDSS-4148B
- Book 3 What You Should Know If You Have An Emergency LDSS-4148C
- Booklet Receipt
- Consent for Obtaining and Releasing Information
- Disclaimer Notice
- Provider Form with start date
- Shelter Verification LDSS-3668
Here are the maximum amounts a family can make and still qualify.
Income limits for eligibility by family size.
Annual Income Limit*see table footnote
Monthly Income Limit
* Annual Income Limit numbers are 300% Federal Poverty Level (FPL), effective 08/01/22 - 06/01/23.
County’s Department of Social Services put together a fact sheet with important
· If you are in need of child care subsidy, otherwise eligible, and work non- traditional hours you are eligible to receive child care for up to 8 hours sleep time.
· Otherwise eligible for child care is defined as income eligible and a child care application has been submitted along with the required documentation.
· Orange county will include child care for homeless individuals and/or victims of domestic violence who are employed or attending an approved college, school, or vocational program.
Temporary Assistance Cases
People who are in receipt of temporary assistance are eligible for child care assistance while employed or in an approved training program/school under the Temporary assistance guarantee.
Transitional Child care assistance
Transitional child care assistance is available for up to 12 months for eligible persons who are no longer eligible for temporary assistance due to achieving economic independence through employment/increased income and have been in receipt of temporary assistance for three of the last 6 months prior to their temporary assistance case closing.
For additional information please contact the child care unit via phone at (845) 615-5452 or via email at dfa5a33.sm.ChildCare@dfa.state.ny.us.
Below is a link to Office of children and family services for additional information about the child care subsidy program, find child care, and locate online applications:
For assistance locating a child care provider you can call the child care council at (845) 294-4012