Child Welfare: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Children in Foster Care Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Child Welfare: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Children in Foster Care

Creator

  • Author: Fernandes, Adrienne L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Social Legislation; Domestic Social Policy Division
  • Author: Szymendera, Scott
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Social Security; Domestic Social Policy Division
  • Author: Stoltzfus, Emilie
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Social Legislation; Domestic Social Policy Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2007-02-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This report begins with a discussion of the foster care system and the Social Security benefits available to eligible children, including those in foster care. It then describes the role of representative payees and their responsibilities. The report provides data on the use of Social Security benefits to reimburse states for child welfare, and includes a discussion of the Keffeler decision. Finally, the report concludes with proposals supported by some advocates to change the current practice of using SSI and other Social Security benefits to fund foster care, as well as with a discussion of state initiatives to screen all foster children for Social Security and to pass along some benefits to eligible children.
  • Physical Description: 37 Pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foster home care
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Welfare
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Children
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Social security

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL33855
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL33855_2007Feb01
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc820289