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FCASMTL 64 (ODHS 1659 - Archive)
Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 64
April 9, 1997
TO: All Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Arnold R. Tompkins, Director
SUBJECT: Revised ODHS 1659 "Title IV-E Auxiliary Payment Authorization" Form and Revised Instructions for Correcting Errors on the ODHS 1659 Error Report (FBI030)

This letter transmits revisions to the ODHS 1659 "Title IV-E Auxiliary Payment Authorization" form. New benefit type "K - employment-related day care" has been added to allow public children services agencies (PCSAs) to claim reimbursement for employment-related day care for foster parents of Title IV-E eligible children (refer to Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 48 and Administrative Procedure Manual Section 6506). Employment-related day care services for Title IV-E eligible children in foster care, relative care or prefinalized adoptive homes may be provided without regard to the income of the foster parent(s).

Since funding became available for this population, reports indicate that PCSAs haven't been claiming reimbursement for employment-related day care. The Ohio Department of Human Services would like to encourage PCSAs to take advantage of this available funding by claiming employment-related day care costs against this new Benefit Type. Retroactive claiming for payment of day care services affected by this policy is available for the two-year Title IV-E FCM retro claiming period.

Reimbursement Procedures:
(1)Column 1:Benefit TypeEnter "K".
(2)Column 2:Transaction CodeEnter "1", "2", "3" or "6".
(3)Column 3:Effective DatesEnter the dates that day care services were provided. Each line should reflect either a weekly or monthly period of time.
(4)Column 4:AmountEnter the amount of the day care services for the period of time reflected in Column 3. Payments may not exceed the amounts referenced in Ohio Administrative Code rule 5101:2-16-381 which was transmitted in FCASMTL No. 48.

There are no new ODHS 1659 error messages associated with the employment-related day care benefit.

New error messages have been added to the ODHS 1659 Error Report (FBI030) as a result of the policy change allowing the costs of care for the child of a Title IV-E foster care maintenance (FCM) recipient parent, who resides with his/her parent in a family foster home or residential parenting facility, to be included as a supplemental payment to the Title IV-E FCM payments made on behalf of the parent.

The ODHS 1659 NCR forms may be ordered from the Information Management Section, 2098 Integrity Drive North, Columbus, Ohio 43209, (614) 728-7300. Any questions regarding the information and instructions included in this transmittal should be directed to the Office of Family and Children Services, Placement Section, (614) 466-5392.