KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN
DCF Administration Building
555 S. Kansas Ave., 6th Floor
Topeka, KS 66603
Economic and Employment Services Program Administrators
Economic and Employment Services Staff
Prevention and Protection Services Administrators
Summary of Changes for Kansas Economic and Employment Services Manual (KEESM) Revision No. 95 effective August 01, 2019
OVERVIEW OF CHANGES
A brief overview of the major changes is described below. Other clarifications and technical corrections are also included and described in the next section. Additional technical corrections not mentioned here are being incorporated in KEESM as needed.
Child Care –The change reporting requirements for child care recipients are being revised to comply with federal requirements. Families currently receiving child care will be notified of this change at the next case change or review.
- Child Care
- Households Required to Change Report – KEESM 9121 is being revised to change reporting requirements for child care recipient families to comply with Federal requirements. Families are now required to report only when the household’s income exceeds 85% of the State Median Income (SMI), changes in residence, and changes in the choice of child care provider and/or hours of child care needed/used.
FORMS (Explanation provided if not mentioned previously in this summary.)
APPENDIX (Explanation provided if not mentioned previously in this summary.)
E-1, TANF Coding Chart for Work Programs in KEES, is being updated with a distinction between how an ineligible alien is treated when they are a cohabiting partner as opposed to how they should be treated when they are the parent of a child on the case. We are only allowed to count hours of participation for an ineligible alien if that ineligible alien is the parent of a child on the case.
MISCELLANEOUS FORMS (Explanation provided if not mentioned previously in this summary.)
All changes are effective August 1, 2019.
EFFECT ON LOCAL STAFF (No significant effect if not explained below.)
No significant effect.
MATERIALS OBSOLETED BY THIS REVISION
The note at the end of 2521 indicating the use of the 15% exemption of ABAWDs for error in federal reviews is being removed.
This change was coordinated with staff in Economic and Employment Services (EES), Executive leadership, and the EES Program Administrators.
Sandra Kimmons, Assistant EES Director
Economic and Employment Services