PUBLIC BENEFITS AND EDUCATION. PROGRAMS TO HELP CHILDREN IN OUR CARE. Holistic Look at the Child . Looking at all the needs/eligibilities of a child in foster care; Issue spotting; Knowing when to refer to someone with expertise.
PROGRAMS TO HELP
CHILDREN IN OUR CARE
SSA administers different benefit programs:
A child must meet all of the following requirements to be considered disabled and therefore eligible for SSI:
You can use the money only for the following expenses: medical treatment; and education or job skills training.
The following expenses are also allowed, if they benefit the child and are related to the child's impairment:
personal needs or assistance (e.g., in–home nursing care needed); special equipment; housing modification; therapy or rehabilitation; or other items or services approved by your local Social Security office.
When a dependent child is placed into non-licensed care, i.e., relative or non-relative custody, the Medicaid coverage is important to continue for the child’s benefit.
Coverage is in the child-only category.
Issue: what can DCF and its partners do to ensure the child’s Medicaid coverage continues?
Deborah A. Schroth, Esq.
Director of Training, CLS
The author welcomes and will respond to your inquiries.