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Which children can get child care?

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Produced by Deborah Harris, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2017

You can get child care authorized by DTA for

  • a child under age 13, or
  • a child 13 or over who is disabled and cannot take care of herself.

The child must be

Advocacy Reminder

DTA will not authorize child care for a child age 13 or older unless the child is disabled. Sometimes it is not safe to leave a teenager unsupervised after school or during school vacations. Consult an advocate if you need out of school time care for a teenager who is not disabled. You may be able to get child care or you may have good cause for not meeting TAFDC work rules.

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