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8.1C TITLE IV-E, Administrative Functions/Costs, Calculating Claims

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Question Number 5:
07/12/2006 - Current
QuestionWhen May Federal financial participation (FFP) begin for candidates for foster care?
Answer*States may claim FFP for administrative costs for allowable administrative functions performed on behalf of foster care candidates in the month in which the child's candidacy is determined consistent with section 472(i)(2) of the Social Security Act (the Act). States may not claim FFP for title IV-E administrative functions performed prior to the month of candidacy because a child is not a candidate for foster care until the State has determined that the child is at imminent risk of removal from the home and reasonable efforts are being made to prevent removal, or if necessary, to pursue removal from the home. A State must document that it has determined that a child is a candidate for foster care pursuant to one of three acceptable methods: a case plan that identifies foster care as the goal absent preventative services; an eligibility form used to document the child's eligibility for title IV-E; or evidence of court proceedings related to the child's removal from the home.
Source/Date*ACYF-CB-PA-01-02 (7/3/01); 7/7/2006
Legal and Related References*Social Security Act - section 472(i)(2)); 45 CFR 1356.60; Departmental Appeals Board Decision No. 844; ACYF-CB-IM-06-02

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07/29/2001 - 07/12/2006 (Original Record)
QuestionWhen May Federal financial participation (FFP) begin for candidates for foster care?
AnswerStates may begin claiming for administrative functions performed on behalf of foster care candidates in the month in which the child''s candidacy is documented. States may not claim FFP for title IV-E administrative functions performed prior to the documentation of candidacy because a child is not a candidate for foster care until documented as such pursuant to on of the acceptable methods: a case plan that identifies foster care as the goal absent preventative services; eligibility form used to document the child''s eligibility for title IV-E; or evidence of court proceedings related to the child''s removal from the home.
Source/DateACYF-CB-PA-01-02 (7/3/01)
Legal and Related ReferencesSocial Security Act - section 471(a)(15); 45 CFR 1356.60; Departmental Appeals Board Decision No. 844

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