Colorado Works in Weld County may provide supportive service payments made on behalf of dependent children who are in the custody of relatives (other than biological or adopted parents). The relatives can be grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers or sisters.
Purpose of Supportive Services:
Supportive services may help enhance the child's quality of life and promote stability. Some items covered are clothing, school supplies, school activity fees, and eye glasses.
The children must be eligible for an ongoing basic cash assistance.
- A dependent child is living in the home of a caretaker relative (other than a biological or adoptive parent) when the relative has custody of the child more than 50% of the time in the month in which application is made for supportive service assistance.
- Living in the home of the caretaker relative will be considered even though
- The child is under the jurisdiction of the court.
- Legal custody is held by an agency or individual that does not have physical custody of the child.
- The child is in regular attendance at a school away from home.
- Either the child or the relative is away from the home receiving medical treatment.
- Either the child or the relative is temporarily absent from the home for less than forty-five (45) calendar days.
- The child is in voluntary foster care placement for a period not to exceed three (3) months. Should the foster care plan change after the initial three months and the placement becomes court ordered, the child is no longer considered living in the home as of the time the foster care plan is changed.
- The caretaker relative does not receive Colorado Works in Weld County Basic Cash Assistance payment.
- There is an active cash assistance case for the dependent child.
- The dependent children meet the age and other basic eligibility criteria as defined in Volume III of the Colorado Department of Human Services regulations to be eligible for and receive Basic Cash Assistance.
- Resources of the child may not exceed the State maximum of $15,000.00.