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.
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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
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