Wisconsin Department of Children and Families - Division of Early Care and Education

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Policy Manual

 

 

  

2.4.1 Copayment

The copayment is an amount that is deducted from the subsidy amount based on the family’s Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the number of children in subsidized child care, the sum of authorized hours for the family, and the number of hours for each authorization.

 

The base copayment amount is adjusted for the sum of child care hours for the family for the month. If a child has two or more authorizations in a month to different child care providers, the base copayment amount will be distributed among both authorizations based on the number of authorized hours.

 

If all children in the group have authorizations for no more than 20 hours per week, the base copayment will not exceed 50%.

 

 

Monthly Hours From

To Monthly Hours

% Copayment

Base

0

20

10

21

40

25

41

80

50

81

999

100

 

The child level copayment amount is based on the authorized hours for the child for the month and further adjusted to each location the child is authorized to attend in the month.

 

 

From Monthly Hours

To Monthly Hours

% Copayment

Child

0

15

10

16

30

20

31

45

30

46

60

40

61

75

50

76

90

60

91

105

70

106

120

80

121

135

90

136

999

100

 

 

2.4 Parent Share

2.4.1 Copayments

2.4.2 Wisconsin Shares Copayment Types

 

 

This section last updated 10/30/2017