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I just found out I got approved to get my schooling paid for but I need to pay for daycare out of my pocket. I have found a wonderfull lady to do daycare in her home. She did EC with both of her girls. Tandem nursed and child led weaned. Gentle discipline. Co-sleeps. I feel great having her to watch my boys.<br><br>
Anyways, I heard that I may be eligible to receive a daycare subsidy. My husband makes about $2400.00 a month (net). I did the online calculator and it says we may be eligible and to apply. I will apply but I'm just curious if anyone knows more about the income rates.<br><br>
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It says we MAY be eligible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Not a very helpfull web calculator on their website.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wow...my DH makes about the same. how are you getting your schooling paid for? by the gov't? details please! lol</div>
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Ya no kidden, how do I go about swinging that deal?
 

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It's no secret really. I went on maternity leave in 2003. I have only ever had one job...which was a cashier at a department store. Since I have had a E.I. (employment insurance) claim in the past 5 years and I have very little in terms of employable skills...I became eligible to get my schooling funded.<br><br>
What I needed to do was go into the same office I started my E.I. maternity claim at. They the company who was contracted to do the paperwork and such. So I got my appointment there and had to conduct a 2 month job search. That was VERY simple. I couldn't find a job that would pay me enough to allow me pay daycare. I also had to do a market research for the career I chose. So you'll want to choose a career that has a high hiring rate. I also had to interview 3 employees in my chosen career field and also get letters from 2 employers stating that there is job growth and availability. 2 months after my initial appointment I went in and did my formal application. Four days after I completed my formal application I met with the Community Coordinator and she went over my budget and approved me for my schooling!<br><br>
It is such a wonderfull opportunity. I would have never been able to go back to school because our budget is so tight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The actual program is called "NFS" but I forget what it stands for....I know the n is for negotiated but I forget what the F and S are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
So you meet your first qualification if you have been on a maternity claim within the past 5 years or if you have been on a regular E.I. claim in the past 3 years. Also, you can NOT have been back to work since your claim. Then you'll need to be in need of the money (can't be making $100,000.00 a year and expect to get your schooling paid for). You also need to be lacking skills to be hired by an employer.<br><br>
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Well shoot, I went back to work for about 3 months for 4 hours a week, I wonder if such low hours of working would be able to slid?
 

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I'm 99% sure that becuase you went back to work (even just for the 4 hours) you are NOT eligible. But don't take my word for it....go to the office and ask.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well shoot, I went back to work for about 3 months for 4 hours a week, I wonder if such low hours of working would be able to slid?</div>
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You never know... It certainly can't hurt to ask.<br><br>
DH did the same thing, got his schooling paid for by EI after parental leave. He got a full ride (yay!) and we managed to be the only family in his office who has absolutely no student loans to pay off.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You never know... It certainly can't hurt to ask.<br><br>
DH did the same thing, got his schooling paid for by EI after parental leave. He got a full ride (yay!) and we managed to be the only family in his office who has absolutely no student loans to pay off.</div>
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hey, DH has been wanting to go back to school...maybe after this baby is born he can! thanks for the tidbit!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Re: the daycare subsidy. I would apply, it can't hurt. Our daycare is $700 per month and we only actually pay $237 a month, subsidy takes care of the rest.<br><br><br><br>
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Kira, may I ask what your family income is? I just have to drive 45 mins to the office and just hate to waste my time driving to pick up the paperwork and then drive to drop the paperwork off again. Also, what kind of childcare provider do you use?
 
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