Child Welfare Policy Manual

September 02, 2014

8.3A.15  TITLE IV-E, Foster Care Maintenance Payments Program, Eligibility, When payments may begin

1. Question: At what point may the State begin to claim Federal financial participation (FFP) for title IV-E foster care maintenance payments?

Answer: States may claim FFP from the first day of placement in the month in which all title IV-E eligibility criteria are met.