Working to transform the child welfare system.


SB 5023: Concerning working connections child care eligibility and unemployment benefits

SB5023 will ensure that temporary federal unemployment benefits do not disrupt continuity of child care for families seeking work and will therefore increase access to employment and facilitate statewide economic recovery.

The department shall not count any of the following when determining a consumer’s income eligibility for the Working Connections Child Care Program or copayment:

  • Federal pandemic unemployment compensation under 15 U.S.C. Sec. 9023(b)(1)(B) or any extension of those benefits

  • Federal benefits provided under the lost wages assistance program provided under the President of the United States’ memoranda issued on August 8, 2020

  • Similar federally funded programs as determined in rule adopted by the department in consultation with the employment security department