(A) The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, P.L. 104-193 and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33 amended Title IV-E eligibility requirements for the foster care maintenance (FCM) program.
(B) The term "public agency" shall mean either a public children services agency (PCSA) which is either a county children services board or children services unit within the county department of job and family services or a public entity with whom the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) has a Title IV-E sub-grant agreement in effect.
(C) The public agency must determine FCM eligibility in the statewide automated child welfare information system (SACWIS) for each child within sixty days of the child's entry into the care of and placement by the agency.
(D) All aid to dependent children (ADC)-relatedness eligibility determinations for the Title IV-E program shall be based upon whether the household from which the child was removed would have met the ADC-relatedness eligibility requirements that were in effect on July 16, 1996. ADC eligibility must be met in the month of, but prior to, the child's removal from the specified relative, including the date of removal. Administrative Code rules defining these requirements are contained in appendix A to this rule.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/25/2013 and 06/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03, 5153.16, 5101.141
Rule Amplifies: 5101.141, 5103.03, 5153.16
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/96, 12/30/96, 3/2/98, 4/1/03, 10/8/07