certification of the need for a subsidy shall be made by the Commissioner. The
type, amount, and duration of the subsidy shall be mutually agreed to by the
Commissioner and the adopting parents prior to the entry of the adoption
decree. If the parties fail to agree, the adoptive parents may appeal to the
Adoption Subsidy Review Board under Section
of these regulations.
finalization of the adoption by the Probate Court, the Department will provide
one or more of the following subsidies:
special needs subsidy in the form of a lump sum payment paid directly to the
person, institution, or facility providing the required service to meet
anticipated costs resulting from the adoption to the extent such costs are not
covered by other state and federal programs, health or medical insurance, or
other third-party payments.
periodic subsidy in the form of recurring periodic payment to the adoptive
parents. Such payments may continue only until the child reaches the age of
(3) In addition to the subsidy
granted as outlined above, any medical benefits which are being provided prior
to final approval of the adoption by the Probate Court in accordance with the
fee schedule and payment procedures under the State Medicaid program as
administered by the Department of Social Services shall continue as long as the
child qualifies as a legal dependent of the adoptive parents. However, such
medical subsidy may continue only until the child reaches age 21.
(4) In order to avoid duplication of medical
coverage, the child determined to be eligible for medical subsidy under 17a-117
(a) shall not be eligible for such subsidy under 17a-120.
(c) A child, who is a resident of the State
of Connecticut when eligibility for a subsidy is certified, shall remain
eligible and continue to receive the subsidy regardless of the domicile or
residence of the adoptive parents at the time of application for adoption,
placement, legal decree of adoption or thereafter.