Two bills sponsored by State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) to increase stability for the thousands of Illinois families who rely on the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) were signed into law on Friday, Aug. 17. House Bill 4965, brings Illinois in line with federal law by moving to a 12-month redetermination process for CCAP families starting Oct. 1. The current system calls for redetermining eligibility every six months. “Working families must have certainty that child care access will be available past an arbitrary six-month deadline,” Hutchinson said. “Increasing the eligibility period to 12 . . .
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