OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROCEDURE UPDATE

By | March 20, 2012

R 201543Z MAR 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 140/12
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MF(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROCEDURE UPDATE//
REF/A/MSGID:CMC WASHINGTON DC/281407ZJUN11//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 365-11 CLARIFYING GUIDANCE TO OFF BASE SUBSIDY CHILD CARE PROGRAM.//
POC/R. LAPORTE/NF-05/UNIT:HQMC MFY/-/TEL:703-784-0298//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  BACKGROUND.  THE REF ESTABLISHED PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE FOR MARINE CORPS OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY AND AUTHORIZATION.
2.  SITUATION.  IN MAR 2012, HQMC (MFY) COMPLETED A REVIEW OF OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN THE REF. ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES WERE FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT EXCEPT FOR GUIDANCE ASSOCIATED WITH CASES OF EXTREME HARDSHIP.
3.  PROCEDURE.  GUIDANCE CONTAINED IN THE REF REGARDING OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY AND AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE SUSTAINED.  WAIVERS, HOWEVER, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED FOR CASES OF EXTREME HARDSHIP WHEREBY THE WORK READINESS OF THE MARINE SPONSOR OR SAFETY OF CHILDREN ARE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED.  EXAMPLES OF EXTREME HARDSHIP INCLUDE:  (A) URBAN TRAFFIC PATTERNS EXTENDING THE DAILY TRAVEL COMMUTE OF MARINE SPONSORS BEYOND ANTICIPATED TIME AND DISTANCE RATIOS; (B) ENVIRONMENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES IMPACTING SAFETY OF CHILDREN SUCH AS SUSTAINED HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS.  HARDSHIP WAIVERS WILL GENERALLY APPLY TO MARINES LIVING INSIDE THE 30 MILE RADIUS FROM A MILITARY INSTALLATION (BASED ON HOME ADDRESS VERIFIED THROUGH DEERS).  WAIVER REQUESTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO HQMC (MFY) VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND AND CONTAIN HARDSHIP JUSTIFICATION.
4.   RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN R. F. HEDELUND, DIRECTOR, MARINE AND FAMILY PROGRAMS DIVISION.//