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​​,452.99​​
$0
$1,453 to $2,178.99$5
$2,179 to $2,904.99$10
$2,905 to $3,267.99$40
$3,268 to $4,292.99
$100

Family Group of 3

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $1,830.99$0
$1,831 to $2,745.99$5
$2,746 to $3,203.99$10
$3,204 to $3,660.99$15
$3,661 to $4,118.99$50
$4,118 to $5,302.99$110

Family Group of 4

Countable ​monthly income
Copay
$0 to $2,209.99$0
$2,210 to $3,313.99​
$5
$3,314 to $3,865.99$10
$3,866 to $4,417.99$20
$4,418 to $4,969.99$60
$4970 to $6,312.99$120

Family Group of​ 5

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $2,587.99​​​
$0
$2,588 to $3,881.99$5
$3,882 to $4,527.99$10
$4,528 to $5,174.99$25
$5,175 to $5,821.99$70
$5,822 to $7,322.99$130

​Family Group​ o​​f 6

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $2,965.99$0
$2,966 to $4,448.99​
$5
$4,449 to $5,189.99$10
$5,190 to $5,930.99$25
$5,931 to $6,671.99$70
$6,672 to $8,332.99$130

Family Group​ of 7

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $3,344.99$0
$3,345 to $5,015.99$5
$5,016 to $5,851.99$10
$5,852 to $6,687.99$25
$6,688 to $7,523.99$70
$7,524 to $8,521.99$130

Family Group of 8 o​r more

Countable ​monthly income Copay
$0 to $3,722.99
$0
$3,723 to $5,583.99
$5
$5,584 to $6,514.99
$10
$6,515 to $7,444.99$25
$7,444 to $8,375.99$70
$8,376 to $9,304.99$130