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

This report covers the issues and current laws that govern the use of Social Security Income benefits for children in foster care. Children whose parents have died may be eligible for SSI benefits, and many child welfare agencies permit the use of SSI benefits to cover foster care costs. Some child welfare advocates have argued that the benefit money should instead accrue for the child while he is in care.

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John Kelly is editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change.