(a) The social services official shall
undertake and continue special efforts to develop greater ability on the part
of the relative to manage funds in such manner as to protect the welfare of the
(b) The need for protective
payee, vendor payments or restricted money payments and the way in which a
protective payee's responsibilities are carried out (including a report of
accountability for the disposition of funds showing expenditures for major
items of maintenance on a monthly basis, e.g., rent, heat, utilities, food,
clothing, incidentals) shall be reviewed as frequently as indicated by the
individual circumstances or at least every six months.
Provisions shall be made for termination
of protective payee or vendor payments as follows:
(1) When relatives are considered able to
manage funds in the best interest of the child, there shall be a return to
money payment status.
(2) When it
appears that need for protective payee or vendor payments will continue or is
likely to continue beyond two years because all efforts have not resulted in
sufficiently improved use of assistance in behalf of the child, judicial
appointment of a guardian or other legal representative shall be sought, and
such payments shall terminate when the appointment has been made.