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March 29, 2012

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OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROCEDURE UPDATE  

MarAdmin Number: 140/12

In March 2012, Headquarters Marine Corps completed a review of off base child care fee assistance procedures. Established procedures were found to be effective and efficient except for guidance associated with cases of extreme hardship. Guidance 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 Headquarters via the chain of command and contain hardship justification.




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