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Foster Care Handbook Sections
Policy Interpretations
pdf Table of Contents  
pdf Index
Foster Care Handbook Chapters
1.pdf Definitions
2.pdf Foster Care Overview
3.pdf Authority for Placement
4.pdf Federal Eligibility Requirements
5.pdf Age Requirements
6.pdf Residence/Citizenship/Alienage/PRUCOL
7.pdf Income
8.pdf Property
9.pdf Payment Authorization and Control (PAC)
10.pdf Application Process
11.pdf Child/Medical Support Referrals
12.pdf Appeals for Foster Care, Kin-GAP and Adoptions
13.pdf Relative Placements
14.pdf Legal Guardian Placements
15.pdf Non-Relative Placements
16.pdf Out-of-State Placements
17.pdf Placements - Additional Rules
18.pdf Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
19.pdf Foster Care Redeterminations
20.pdf Special Needs and Specialized Rates
21.pdf Emergency Assistance
22.pdf Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program (ITFCP)
23.pdf Refugee Assistance
24. Reserved for Future Use
25.pdf Wraparound
26. Reserved for Future Use
27.pdf Aid Payments and State Administered Rates
28. Reserved for Future Use
29.pdf Intercounty Transfers
30.pdf Underpayment/Overpayment
31.pdf Forms
32.pdf Fiscal Procedures
33.pdf California Ombudsman for Foster Care
34.pdf Medi-Cal
35.pdf Application for SSI/SSP
36.pdf Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) Program
37.pdf Adoption Assistance Program (AAP)
38.pdf Juvenile Probation Department (JPD)
39.pdf Extended Foster Care (EFC) Benefits
40.pdf Clerical Processing
41. Reserved for Future Use
42.pdf Intake Benefits Processing
43.pdf Intake and/or Continuing Benefits Processing
44.pdf Continuing Benefits Processing