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DC KinCare Testimony on the POCKETT Act

Ms. Spindel testified regarding recommended improvements to the subsidy programs, including a timeframe for processing applications, advance notice of program termination, increasing the subsidy amounts, increasing the income limits for eligibility, as well as payment of the subsidy retroactive to the date of application.

Testimony In Support of Amendments to Grandparent and Close Relative Caregiver Programs

Deputy Director McClellan testified in support of the amendments to the Grandparent and Close Relative Caregiver Programs, which would (1) eliminate the six-month period relatives must wait to apply for the subsidies, and (2) permit relatives to apply if a disabled parent resides in the home.  McClellan also advocated for the subsidies to include godparents.