Eligibility for Child Care Benefits

Registration Kickoff imageTo help working parents reconcile their work and family responsibilities, the Child Care Funds help you access high quality, affordable child care and youth-related programs for older children.

To be eligible for benefits through the Child Care Funds, your employer must contribute to one of the Funds. Click on the links below to check eligibility requirements and to see if your employer participates.

For more information on eligibility or distribution of Child Care Fund benefits, refer to your Summary Plan Description.

Child Care Fund (National Benefit Fund)

Are you eligible for Child Care Fund benefits?

Generally, you are eligible for benefits through the Child Care Fund if you:

  • Are employed on a full-time or part-time (two-fifths [2/5] of a workweek) basis at a participating 1199SEIU institution or collective bargaining unit that contributes to the CCF;
  • Have passed the 90-day probationary period at your place of employment;
  • Have paid all previous co-payment balances and taxable CCF benefit costs;
  • Are not on workers’ compensation or short-term disability for more than 26 weeks;
  • Are legally responsible (by birth or adoption) for children between birth and 17 years of age; and
  • Complete a program application, provide proof of employment and child(ren)’s dependency, and submit all required documentation by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

For more information on eligibility or distribution of child-care benefits, refer to your Summary Plan Description.

Check if Your Institution Is a Participating Employer

We also recommend that you review the registration guidelines before applying for benefits.

Greater New York Child Care Fund

Are you eligible for Child Care benefits?

Generally, you are eligible for benefits through the Child Care Fund if you:

  • Are employed on a full-time or part-time ( three-fifths [3/5] of a workweek) basis at a participating 1199SEIU institution or collective bargaining unit that contributes to the CCF;
  • Have passed the 90-day probationary period at your place of employment;
  • Have paid all previous co-payment balances and taxable CCF benefit costs;
  • Are not on workers’ compensation or short-term disability for more than 26 weeks;
  • Are legally responsible (by birth or adoption) for children between birth and 17 years of age; and
  • Complete a program application, provide proof of employment and child(ren)’s dependency, and submit all required documentation by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

For more information on eligibility or distribution of child care benefits, email us at ChildCare@1199Funds.org or call (212) 564-2220.

Check if Your Facility Is a Participating Employer

We also recommend that you review the registration guidelines before applying for benefits.

City of New York Education, Child and Elder Care Fund

Are you eligible for Child Care Fund benefits?

Generally, you are eligible for benefits through the City of New York Education, Child and Elder Care Fund if you:

  • Are employed on a full-time or part-time (a minimum of 70 hours in a 28-day cycle) basis at a participating 1199SEIU agency/facility or collective bargaining unit that contributes to the CCF;
  • Have passed the one-year probationary period at your place of employment;
  • Are not on workers’ compensation for more than 26 weeks;
  • Are legally responsible for children between birth and 17 years of age (by birth or adoption);
  • Have paid all previous co-payment balances and taxable CCF benefit costs; and
  • Complete a program application, provide proof of employment and child(ren)’s dependency, and submit all required documentation by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

For more information on eligibility or distribution of child care benefits, email us at Registration@1199Funds.org or call (212) 564-2220.

We also recommend that you review the registration guidelines before applying for benefits.