TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
PART 112 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
SECTION 112.306 FOSTER CARE PROGRAM


 

Section 112.306 Foster Care Program

 

a) A child is eligible for medical assistance under Aid to Families with Dependent Children Foster Care (AFDC-F) when:

 

1) The child has been removed from the home of a specified relative as a result of court action, is a child for whom DCFS has guardianship and is legally responsible and has been placed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in foster care or the home of a relative;

 

2) The child was eligible for and receiving AFDC in or for the month in which court action was initiated leading to placement;

 

3) The child met the citizenship, age, residence, need and lack of parental support or care criteria for AFDC at the time of initiation of court action and lived with a specified relative at any time within the six months prior to the initiation of court action leading to placement;

 

4) The child continues to meet AFDC eligibility requirements of age, need, lack of parental support or care and registration/participation requirements; and

 

5) A child who lives with a parent receiving AFDC-F may also receive AFDC-F.

 

b) An application for AFDC-F must be signed by an authorized representative of the Department of Children and Family Services.

 

c) Assistance under the AFDC-F program is effective from the latter of the date:

 

1) that a completed application is received by the Department; or

 

2) the child is actually placed in licensed foster care or the home of a relative by DCFS.

 

d) A foster parent who is a specified relative of an eligible foster child placed in the foster parent's care may receive assistance for the child under either the AFDC-R/AFDC-U or the AFDC-F program.

 

(Source: Amended at 19 Ill. Reg. 15661, effective November 3, 1995)