FCASPL 211 (Elimination of AFDC Relatedness at Redetermination of Title IV-E FCM Eligibility)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 211
March 30, 2011
TO: All Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Michael B. Colbert, Director
SUBJECT: Elimination of AFDC Relatedness at Re-determination of Title IV-E FCM Eligibility

This letter details the procedure changes to Title IV-E Foster Care Maintenance (FCM) Re-determination of eligibility.

The passage of Public Law 110-351 known as the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, authorized a number of changes to child welfare programs to benefit children and families. Subsequently, the child welfare policy manual issued changes that eliminated the Federal requirement that Title IV-E agencies re-determine a child's Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) eligibility after the child was determined to be eligible at removal.

Effective April 1, 2010, Title IV-E agencies are no longer required to conduct annual AFDC re-determinations of Title IV-E FCM pursuant to OAC 5101:2-47-21 to verify that the child continued to meet the AFDC standards for deprivation of parental care and financial need.

Judicial determinations of annual reasonable efforts to finalize the permanency plan continue to be required pursuant to OAC 5101:2-47-22. Recording of a child's income and resources will continue to be documented in SACWIS for fiscal accountability purposes.

Please review all Title IV-E FCM re-determinations that were completed on or after April 1, 2010. If your agency had determined the child as non-reimbursable because the child did not meet continued deprivation of parental care or financial need, these children can be reinstated as program reimbursable effective April 1, 2010.


The following chart indicates the materials that should be inserted into the Family, Children, and Adult Services Manual (FCASM).