Conn. Agencies Regs. § 17a-116-9 - Types and duration of subsidy

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) A written 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 17a-116-14 of these regulations.
(b) Upon finalization of the adoption by the Probate Court, the Department will provide one or more of the following subsidies:
(1) a 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.
(2) a 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 18.
(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.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 17a-116-9
Effective March 22, 1994

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