Local 2/Hospitality Industry Child & Elder Care Plan
 
 
Child Care Benefits

Child Care Benefits help pay for caregivers and programs for children of all ages: newborns, preschoolers, school-age, teenagers, and older disabled children.

Eligible Children: Children that are eligible for these benefits include your natural children and those of your spouse or domestic partner. Adopted children, stepchildren, foster children, or other children who depend upon you for support and whom you claim as dependents on your federal income tax also qualify for these benefits.

Ineligible Providers: No reimbursement will be paid under any of these benefits for care provided by the participant or their spouse or domestic partner.

TYPES OF CHILD CARE BENEFITS

Newborn Benefit: This benefit is for the parents of newborns and is an additional benefit a participant can receive in addition to another benefit. No applications will be accepted prior to the birth or legal adoption of the child. In the case of twin newborns, participants can apply for two newborn benefits at once.

Newborn Benefit Description Forms Required

Birth – 12 months

Reimbursement: $125/Month

  • Reimburses expenses for child care or supplies during the first year of a child's life.
  • Covers child care inside or outside the participant's home.
  • Apply anytime within the first year of the child's life, benefit continues until the child reaches one year of age.
  • You may receive this benefit in addition to one regular benefit.
  1. Copy of child's birth or adoption certificate in English.
  2. Copy of child’s Social Security card or document with SS# on it.

Preschool Benefit: This benefit is for parents with preschoolers (children who are not yet old enough for kindergarten) in a licensed child care program. Before parents can be reimbursed, you must submit: 1) the original receipts for your child care and 2) a Proof of Payment Form completed by your child care provider.

Preschool Child Care Benefit Description Forms Required

Birth to 5 years

Reimbursement: Up to $425/Month

  • Reimburses child care costs for a child not yet enrolled in kindergarten.
  • A pre-kinder child care provider is a person, program, or facility legally licensed or license-exempt by the county or state.
  1. Copy of child's birth or adoption certificate in English.
  2. Copy of child’s Social Security card or document with SS# on it.
  3. Copy of the provider’s child care license or license-exempt status.
  4. Child Care Qualification Form.

Informal Child Care Benefit: This benefit is for parents who select relatives (except a spouse or domestic partner) friends, or neighbors to care for their child while they are at work.

Informal Child Care Benefit Description Forms Required

Birth to 13 years

Reimbursement: $100/Month

  • Reimburses child care costs.
  • An informal child care provider is a person who is not licensed or registered. Informal providers often include relatives, neighbors, and friends.
  1. Copy of child's birth or adoption certificate in English.
  2. Copy of child’s Social Security card or document with SS# on it.
  3. Proof of child’s residence: copy of tax return, school ID card, report card or mail with child’s name and address.

School-Age Child Care Benefit: This benefit is for parents who have children in school and need child care after the school day ends. Before parents can be reimbursed, you must submit: 1) the original receipts for your child care and 2) a Proof of Payment Form completed by your child care provider.

School-Age Child Care Benefit Description Forms Required

5 to 13 years

Reimbursement: Up to $325/Month

  • Reimburses child care costs for a child between kindergarten age and 13 years old.
  • A school-age child care provider is a person, program, or facility legally licensed or license-exempt by the county or state.
  • Classes, activities, and camps are reimbursed under the Youth Program Benefit.
  1. Copy of child's birth or adoption certificate in English.
  2. Copy of child’s Social Security card or document with SS# on it.
  3. Copy of the provider’s child care license or license-exempt status.
  4. Child Care Qualification Form.

Youth Program Benefit: This benefit reimburses parents for programs or classes for children under 18 years old or disabled children of any age and is an additional benefit a participant can receive in addition to a regular benefit. Up to $50 of this benefit may be spent on supplies required for participation in the program or class.

Before parents can be reimbursed, you must submit: 1) the original receipts for you child care, 2) a Proof of Payment Form completed by the program provider, and 3) a program brochure or business card.

Youth Program Benefit Description Forms Required

Up to 18 years or disabled at any age

Reimbursement: Up to $500/Year

  • Reimburses the cost of programs for children. Qualifying programs include enrichment classes, tutoring programs, activities like Karate or Chinese school, holiday and summer programs, and camps.
  • To qualify, programs must be offered by an established organization, agency, or school.
  • You may receive this benefit in addition to one regular benefit.
  1. Copy of child's birth or adoption certificate in English.
  2. Copy of child’s Social Security card or document with SS# on it.
  3. If child is disabled: Elder/Disabled Relative Qualification Form.

Staff
Director – Louise Rush

Program Coordinator –
Ana Saborio

Payment Coordinator –
Beatrice Mai

Hours
Monday & Wednesday
8:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Telephone NumberPhone
(415) 864-0506

Email
ChildElderPlan@
local2benefits.org

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