JFC signs off on bill to keep low-income families eligible for child care subsidy as incomes rise

Low-income families would no longer face a “cliff” where they lost eligibility for Wisconsin’s child care program as their incomes rise, under legislation the Joint Finance Committee approved today.
Now, the program is limited to those with a gross income of no more than 185 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $37,777 for a family of four. They remain eligible until their income rises about 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $40,840 for a family of four.
Instead of losing eligibility, the co-payment would increase $1 for every $3 by which a family’s income exceeds 20...

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