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8.2D.4  TITLE IV-E, Adoption Assistance Program, Payments, Rates

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Question 1.  
 Please explain how the title IV-E agency should set rates for title IV-E adoption assistance payments.

Question 2.  
 A title IV-E agency wants to include a list of specific circumstances in the adoption assistance agreement that would lead to an automatic reduction in the adoption subsidy amount if the title IV-E agency determines the circumstances occur. These circumstances could include an improvement in the condition of the child or the financial circumstances of the parent, the child's eligibility for other forms of assistance, or the child's re-entry into foster care. Is this practice allowable?

Question 3.  
 Can the State median income adjusted to family size be used as a guide to establish consistency in determining amounts of payment?

Question 4.  
 Is it permissible to adjust the amount of the adoption assistance payment after the adoption assistance agreement is signed?

Question 5.  
 Some title IV-E agency's foster care rate structures are based on levels of care. How would such a structure impact the adoption assistance rates?

Question 6.  
 When the State agency enters into an adoption assistance agreement with a family from another State, which State's rate structure applies as the limit for the adoption assistance payment?

Question 7.  
 May a title IV-E agency's policy limit the maximum adoption assistance payment for any family at a level lower than the maximum foster care maintenance payment a child would have received in a foster family home?



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