Child Welfare Policy Manual

October 02, 2014

1.2B.4  AFCARS, Data Elements and Definitions, Foster Care Specific Elements, Financial elements

1. Question: Should a State report that a child is eligible for, but not actually receiving title IV-E foster care maintenance payments in foster care element 59, "Sources of Federal Financial Support/Assistance for Child?"

Answer: No. The State should only indicate whether a child received a title IV-E foster care maintenance payment during the reporting period in answering foster care element 59.