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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 9

Published: September 19, 2012
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Element #9

Definition: The total monthly dollar amount, rounded to the nearest dollar, that the family brings in upon which eligibility is determined.The total monthly dollar amount received by the family seeking assistance, prior to any deductions that may be allowed for determining eligibility and/or co-payments. This includes cash assistance received under TANF or other program but not income disregarded in TANF eligibility determinations. The amount should be rounded to the nearest dollar.

Data Standards:


Required if Element #6 is 1, 2, 3, 5 , 6, 7, 8, or 0.

Out of Range

0 - to maximum allowed by the state.

Internal Inconsistency

This field must be greater than or equal to the amount entered in Element 7 (Total Monthly Child Care Copayment for the Family).

Field Size: 5

Format (NNNNN): Number

Guidance: The dollar amount is rounded to the nearest dollar using leading zeros as necessary.

If, on a case-by-case basis, income is not used to determine eligibility for protective service, this does not have to be reported.

Except for unusual circumstances, if Element 9 is greater than zero, then Element 10 should be 1 (Yes).

If Element 9 (Total Monthly Income for Determining Eligibility) is “unknown/not reported” do not use zero fill, use a blank or space.