Q: If a parenting non-minor dependent is entitled to the infant supplement because she is caring for a child, does the additional payment go directly to her for the costs associated with the child?
A: The infant supplement is included with the regular foster care payment and therefore will go to whomever receives the payment. If the youth is in a Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) and receives the foster care payment directly, she would also receive the infant supplement directly. If she resides with a caregiver who receives the foster care payment, the infant supplement would go to the caregiver. In this circumstance, the youth and caregiver could use a shared living agreement to assist them to negotiate how the funds can be best utilized.