Where the number of regular dropout years for a DIB computation is less than 3 years,
additional years, up to a total of 3, may be added to consider years the NH was caring
for a child.
A child care drop out year may be granted if:
The NH had a child (either his/her own or his/her spouse's) under the age of 3 with
him/her substantially throughout the year and the NH had no earnings (covered or non-covered)
in that year.
The year must also be a year that could be selected as a benefit computation year.
2. Substantially throughout the year defined
A child is considered to be living with the NH substantially thoughout the period
The child was alive and under age 3 and has lived with the NH for a certain number
of days in each calendar year. For a calendar year to qualify as a child care year,
the period(s) during the calendar year when the child was not living with the worker
or cannot exceed 91 days, or one-half of the period in question, whichever is less.
For partial years (i.e., years during which the child was born, attained age 3, or
died), the period during which the child was not living with the worker cannot exceed
91 days, or one-half of the period in question, whichever is less.
This provision is effective for benefits beginning 7/81.