Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Family Caregiver assistance is available

Are you caring for someone else's child?

Check out your eligibility for the 
Kinship Permanency Incentive (KPI) program 
Ohio Works First (OWF) assistance.

Call 211 to review eligibility and get more information.

The Kinship Permanency Incentive (KPI) program was created to support children in the homes of family or friends who have committed to caring for them when birth parents cannot.  KPI provides time-limited incentive payments to families caring for their kin. KPI payments are in addition to Ohio Works First (OWF) cash assistance received for the child.   

Eligibility requirements for Ohio's Kinship Permanency Incentive Program include:

  • The court must have awarded legal custody or guardianship of the child on or after July 1, 2005 to the kinship caregiver, based on the best interest of the child.
  • The public children services agency must have completed the Relative or Non-Relative Substitute Placement Approval Process, inclusive of a criminal background check, as well as completion of an application form.
  • The gross income of the caregiver's family, including the child, may not exceed 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
 Call 211 to review eligibility and get more information.

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