Child Care

​​​​​​​​​​Child Care​ Copays

The Employment Related Day Care program (ERDC) is a child care subsidy for working families. Many families who get help from ODHS will pay part of the cost of care. This is called a copayment (copay).

The charts below​ give an estimate of how much your copay might be.

After you are approved for the program, we will tell you the exact amount of your family's copay.

Visit the Information for Families ​page​ to see income limits and eligibility requirements for ERDC.
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Copay changes starting ​October 2021​

As of October 1, there is a new copay structure for families. Copays are much lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • If you apply or renew in October 2021 or later, you will pay the new lower copay amounts.
  • If you already receive ERDC benefits and you qualified for a $0 copay, your copay will stay at $0 through the end of your certification period. When you renew, your copay will be based on the charts below.​​

Copay Charts​

These charts give an estimate of how much your copay might be. ​Countable monthly income means your gross income, or how much you earn before taxes and deductions​.​

Family Group ​of 2

Countable monthly income​​ Copay
$0 to $1​​,525.99​​
$0
$1,526 to $1,907.99
$5
$1,908 to $2,288.99
$5
$2,289 to $2,670.99
$10
$2,671 to $3,051.99
$10
​$3,052 to $3,433.99
​$40
​$3,434 to $4,530.99
​$100

Family Group of 3

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $1,919.99
$0
$1,920 to $2,398.99
$5
$2,399  to $2,878.99$5
$2,879 to $3,358.99
$10
$3,359 to $3,838.99$15
$3,839 to $4,318.99$50
​$4,319 to $5,595.99​
​$110

Family Group of 4

Countable ​monthly income
Copay
$0 to $2,312.99
$0
$2,213 to $2,890.99​
$5
$2,891 to $3,468.99
$5
$3,469 to $4,046.99
$10
$4,047 to $4,624.99
$20
$4625 to $5,203.99
$60
​$5,204 to $6,661.99
​$120​

Family Group of​ 5

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $2,705.99​​​
$0
$2,706 to $3,382.99​
$5
$3,383 to $4,058.99$5
$4,059 to $4,735.99
$10
$4,736 to $5,411.99$25
$5,412 to $6,088.99$70
​$6,089 to $7,727.99
​$130

​Family Group​ o​​f 6

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $3,099.99
$0
$3,100 to $3,873.99
$5
$3,874 to $4,648.99
$5
$4,649 to $5,423.99$10
$5,424 to $6,198.99
$25
$6,199 to $6,973.99
$70​
​$6,974 to $8,793.99
​$130

Family Group​ of 7

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $3,492.99$0
$3,493 to $4,365.99$5
$4,366 to $5,238.99$5
$5,239to $6,111.99$10
$6,112 to $6,984.99$25
$6,985 to $7,858.99$70
​$7,859 to $8,993.99
​$130​

Family Group of 8 o​r more

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $3,885.99
$0
$3,886 to $4,857.99
$5
$4,858 to $5,828.99
$5
$5,829 to $6,800.99$10
$6,801 to $7,771.99​
$25
$7,772 to $8,743.99$70
​$8,744 to $9,714.99
​$130