Monday, May 15, 2023

DHS Changes Rule for Child Care Payments

The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has removed the child support cooperation requirement for parents and guardians receiving child care tuition assistance through the Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) administered by the MDHS Division of Early Childhood Care and Development.

Mississippi's child care industry is critical to Mississippi’s workforce and continued K-12 educational improvement. MDHS has instituted this policy change to help families access high-quality child care, assist parents in entering and remaining in the workforce, and strengthen K-12 readiness.

“Child care is essential to the future of Mississippi. Accessibility of quality child care strengthens families, enriches learning, and undergirds our workforce. This policy change is a step towards allowing parents to fully participate in the workforce and is an investment in families, communities, and the economy," stated Robert G. (Bob) Anderson, Executive Director Mississippi Department of Human Services.


The Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) provides tuition assistance to qualifying parents and guardians who need help with child care. Once approved for child care tuition assistance, parents choose a participating provider. Upon enrollment in a child care center, the MDHS Division of Early Childhood Care and Development makes payment directly to the provider on behalf of the child.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to apply for the child care payment plan voucher for their child or dependent. MDHS is hopeful that additional child care providers will register to accept vouchers and serve Mississippi children.

To learn more about applications, eligibility requirements, and participating providers, please visit Early Childhood Care & Development - | MS Dept. Human Services



Anonymous said...

So am I to understand that heretofore, this $ was paid directly to the mother?

Anonymous said...

They never bother going after the illegal alien fathers who don’t report income despite driving $60k Silverado's and pulling $100k worth of construction or landscaping equipment on a trailer.

Anonymous said...

Of course the moms have to work thus requiring child care. All of this because baby daddy is nowhere to be found, and we can't expect mom to spend her bling money on child care.

Anonymous said...

Now let's enact a law requiring quarterly reporting for those receiving child support to show where every penny went. If the money is misspent in any way (not on the child directly) off to jail you go.

Anonymous said...

@11:32 Actually this money has always gone straight from DHS to the licensed daycare to pay for the child's care. The mother has never received the money, which cuts down on potential fraud. It requires the mom to be working in order to qualify.

The child support cooperation requirement was removed because it was for informational purposes only. Unlike TANF, SNAP or other programs, they don't deduct your child support payment based on what you received under this program. Of course, it's federal money so if they don't care about recouping then why should we do it for them?

Anonymous said...

There is a lot to be said for orphanages.

Anonymous said...

Christmas came early this year for deadbeat dads in MS

Anonymous said...

How, exactly, will Phil Bryant be able to benefit from this change in the regulations?

I know it's out there somewhere.

Anonymous said...

But how will Brett Favre get his cut of the childcare funds?

Anonymous said...

12:59 - That is not how child support works. The non-custodial parent is, generally, responsible for providing 50% of all of the expenses for the general welfare of the child. This includes, but is not limited to, housing, food, tuition, daycare, insurance, medical fees, clothing, furniture, transportation, hygiene, dental, appliances, etc...

Every expense attributable to the child, in general set at the two parents' cost-of-living, is to be covered by child support with both parents contributing 50% apiece. It is assumed that the custodial parent is providing their 50% by default. So, your suggestion would not illuminate anything and is unnecessary. The rule in Mississippi used to be the non-custodial parent payed 14% of their gross income as child support for the first child & a total of 20% for 2 children.

I know a dude that got divorced with 6 kids under 17 yo. I have no idea how that worked out.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that another volleyball stadium is not out of the question?

Anonymous said...

@7:37 Get a law degree as I have and come back to correct your comment.

Troll Watch said...

@ 3:55, 5:37 and 9:27, the reliably predictable troll survives to play another day.

Anonymous said...

Whether Mommy spends child support on something naughty at Victoria’s Secret for the latest horsey on the carousel, that’s none of my business, the State’s, nor yours.

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