U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Child Care Subsidy Benefit Table | Financial Shared Services
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Members may not receive USCG Child Care Subsidy Benefits above the maximum annual benefit as listed in the tables below based upon the Member’s Benefit Effective Date of their most current action processed. In situations where the Total Cost charged by the Child Care Provider, less the Member Portion leaves a balance that is greater than the maximum annual benefit per child, the Member portion will be increased by that amountt.

Actions

Actions include but are not limited to New Applications, Reapplications, Recertifications, Provider Changes, Rates Changes, Adding a Child, Removing a Child, Reactivation of Benefits, etc

Total Family Income

Total Family Income (TFI) is defined as the income earned by adult members of the Family including wages, salaries, tips, long-term disability benefits received by the Family, incentive and special pay for service, or anything else of value even if not taxable, that was received for providing services. Also included in TFI is basic allowance for housing (BAH) and basic allowance for subsistence authorized for the pay grade of military personnel, whether the allowance is received in cash or in kind. TFI does not include geographic cost of living allowances, alimony, child support, temporary duty allowances or reimbursements for educational expenses, veterans' benefits, workers compensation benefits or unemployment compensation.

This benefit continues to be non-taxable to the Member.

Benefits Effective October 1, 2017

Fee Category Total Family Income (TFI) Member Min. Portion Per Week/Per Child Member Min. Portion Per Month/Per Child Max Benefit Child #1 Max Benefit Child #2 Max Benefit Child #3
I 0 - 31,794 $58 $251 $8,814 $7,684 $7,684
II 31,795 - 38,604 $73 $316 $7,492 $6,362 $6,362
III 38,605 - 49,959 $89 $386 $6,012 $4,882 $4,882
IV 49,960 - 62,448 $103 $446 $5,424 $4,294 $4,294
V 62,449 - 79,482 $119 $516 $4,543 $3,413 $3,413
Vi 79,483 - 91,918 $130 $563 $3,661 $2,531 $2,531
VII 91,919 - 108,138 $134 $581 $2,893 $1,763 $1,763
VIII 108,139 - 135,220 $138 $598 $1,898 $768 $768
IX 135,221 & above $142 $615 $1,017 $0 $0

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Example of Child Care Subsidy Benefit Calculation (Maximum Annual Benefit has not been met)

NOTE: Maximum annual benefit of $4,543 per year/$378 per month has not been met; therefore Member pays the standard Member Minimum Portion per Month and the calculated difference is the monthly subsidy awarded.

Total Family Adjusted Gross Income: $65,777.00
Member Fee Category: V

Total Monthly Child Care Cost: $750.00
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: $516.00
Total Monthly USCG Portion of Child Care Costs: $234.00

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Example of Child Care Subsidy Benefit Calculation (Maximum Annual Benefit has been met)

NOTE: Maximum annual benefit of $4,543 per year/$378 per month has been exceeded; therefore the Member portion of child care costs has been increased and the maximum monthly subsidy is awarded.

Total Family Adjusted Gross Income: $65,777.00
Member Fee Category: V

Total Monthly Child Care Cost: $1,250.00
Total Monthly Family Portion of Child Care Costs: *$872.00
Total Monthly USCG Portion of Child Care Costs: *$378.00

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Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018