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Work requirements return for TWC's subsidized child care program

​​​​​AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will reinstate work requirements for parents receiving subsidized child care benefits. 

The change goes into effect Nov. 1. How​​ever, 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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