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Child Care Reporting--Family Income Sources


Family Income Sources (CDD-801B only)

The Family Income Sources information fields describe the source(s) of a family’s income, regardless of if the income sources were used to determine eligibility for subsidized child care services.

Exception: If the family is a Child Protective Services (CPS) referred family and income was not used to determine their eligibility, select “No” as the response to all six of the listed income sources.

Note: The family income sources listed in this section, in conjunction with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and CalWORKs Cash Aid Recipient information field, captures all income sources for a family.

Where to Find It

On the ELCD-9600, look in the box “Family Income Sources” in Section III: Family Adjusted Gross Monthly Income and Size.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required for each income source listed.

  • There are six income sources:
    • Employment
    • State-only alien and two-parent programs for CalWORKs recipients
    • Housing voucher
    • Food stamps
    • Other federal cash assistance (e.g., Supplemental Security Income, Social Security)
    • Other income source; Note: Include child support payments in this category.

Important: Do not include TANF/CalWORKs cash aid recipient information here; this information was collected via a different information field.

  • For each of the income sources, there are only three choices:
    • Yes – The family received income from this source.
    • No – The family did not receive income from this source.
    • Unavailable – This choice is only available if the family is a CPS-referred family where income was not used to determine eligibility.

Error Messages and Solutions

  • The Family Income Sources are required. (Yes, No, or Unavailable for each source)

Problem: A selection from the dropdown list is not made for at least one family income source (Yes, No, or Unavailable). This field must have information.

Solution: For each family income source, select a response (Yes, No, or Unavailable).

  • “Monthly Family Income” must be zero because countable income has not been identified.

Problem: The Monthly Family Income is more than 0 (zero) dollars, but no income sources are identified for the family.

Solution: Confirm that the monthly family income and the family income sources information fields are answered correctly.

  • “Monthly Family Income” cannot be zero because countable income has been identified.

Problem: The Monthly Family Income is 0 (zero) dollars, but at least one family income source is identified for the family.

Solution: Confirm that the monthly family income and the family income sources information fields are answered correctly.

  • Family Income Sources cannot be “Unavailable” unless “Reason for Receiving Child Development Services” is “A – Child Protective Services.”

Problem: One or more of the “Family Income Sources” has been answered “Unavailable” but the “Reason for Receiving Child Development Services” is not “A – Child Protective Services.”

Solution: Confirm that the Reason for Receiving Child Care and Family Income Sources information fields are entered correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our agency provides services to a family whose mother is in training, and she receives child support from a previous marriage and the current husband is working. Which family income source do I enter?

Indicate all applicable income sources (i.e., "yes" for "employment" and "yes" for "other income sources").

Return to Appendix A: Data Definitions

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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