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Do You Need Help Paying For Child Care?

 

It may surprise you to learn how many working families qualify for help paying for child care!

Child care is costly. In some cases, as much as or higher than, college tuition! The Chautauqua Child Care Council would like to work with you to help make high-quality child care affordable for your family.

 

 

Some ways to offset childcare costs include:

  Tax Credits*, Scholarships, Flexible Spending Plans, Child Care Subsidies

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The American Rescue Plan includes funding to:

 Increase the Child Tax Credit, Earned-Income Tax Credit, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

 For those without children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Earned-Income Tax Credit from $543 to $1,502.

For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and $3,600 for children under the age of six – and raised the age limit from 16 to 17.

 The American Rescue Plan also increased and expanded the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, making more people eligible and increasing the total credit to $4,000 for one qualifying individual and $8,000 for two or more.

 From: https://www.whitehouse.gov/american-rescue-plan

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*Tax laws frequently change so it is best to check with an expert.  For general information on tax  credits and other programs that can assist working families in New York State visit: 

www.mybenefits.ny.gov

Income Guidelines for Child Care Subsidy Eligibility in Chautauqua County*
June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021

Family of :                                  Maximum Gross Income
         1………………………………$25,520 (standard)…………………..$42,405 (increased)**
         2………………………………$34,480 (standard)…………………..$55,453 (increased)**
         3………………………………$43,440 (standard)…………………..$68,501 (increased)**
         4……………………………..$52,400 (standard)…………………..$81,549 (increased)**
         5……………………………..$61,360 (standard)…………………..$94,597 (increased)**
         6……………………………..$70,320 (standard)…………………$107,645 (increased)**
         7……………………………..$79,280 (standard)…………………$110,091 (increased)**
         8……………………………..$88,240 (standard)…………………$112,538 (increased)**
          Each additional person……….add $ 8,840

*Income guidelines for Chautauqua County Only. Meant to be a general guideline for eligibility. Does not guarantee a family will qualify as there are other factors considered as well.

**Increased levels of income are guidelines currently included in an approved waiver through the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Children and Family Services. If waiver approval is not extended, the standard rates will apply.

* DHHS in Mayville (716) 753-4133
* DHHS Child Care Unit (716) 753-4192

 

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