[x_text]Relatives caring for children in foster care may be eligible for various types of financial/non-financial supports.  The foster care case manager of the child will determine, in conjunction with the relative caregiver, which form of support is the most appropriate to ensure the child’s overall needs are met.  The financial support for relatives are as follows:

Supports available for children in foster care (if program eligibility requirements are met)

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
  • Foster Care per diem – for relatives who decide to become a foster parent
  • Enhanced Relative Rate (ERR) – for relatives who decide not to become a foster parent
  • Prevention of Unnecessary Placement (PUP), Parent Aide or Homestead services e. Wrap-Around Services;
  • Initial and/or Annual Clothing Allowance;
  • Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS);
  • Supplemental Supervision;
  • Mental and/or Behavioral Health services;
  • Medicaid;
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Retirement, Survivors, Disability Insurance (RSDI).
  • Adoption Assistance ­– eligibility determined by the agency