AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will reinstate work requirements for parents receiving subsidized child care benefits.
The change goes into effect Nov. 1. However, parents currently on the program who have already received at least three months of childcare following a permanent job loss will continue to be covered until Nov. 27.
TWC removed the work requirement as part of its COVID-19 response to provide short-term relief and greater stability for child care providers. With more Texas businesses getting back to work, however, the lack of a work requirement makes it more difficult for working families to access those funds.
Currently, 39,000 Texans are on waiting lists for the program.
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