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Extending and Aligning Redetermination Periods

Research on continuity of care has found that instability is particularly high with low-income families.This is important because continuity has been linked to positive child development and secure attachments between children and teachers. Extending eligibility redeterminations to 12 months or more provides both financial stability for families and continuous early care and education for children. Practical alignment of CCDF policies on redetermination with other assistance programs helps families keep their subsidies by simplifying the eligibility process and also saves workers’ time and agency costs.

Publication Date: 
July 14, 2014
Resource Type: 
Brief
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