Foster Care Rates for 2015-16

Q: I am working with a Non-Minor Dependent placed in a Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP). I understand that each year the SILP rate increases by some factor. Have the new rates for 2015-16 been issued?  What should this young person expect?

A; Yes, the California Department of Social Services has already released the updated foster care rates for 2015-16, an impressive ONE DAY after the start of the fiscal year. The rates have been increased by 2.54 percent to reflect the California Necessities Index, which tracks inflation.

According to the All County Letter, NMDs residing in a Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) will receive the basic foster care rate of $859 per month. The new rate for THP+FC is $3,007 for single site and remote side housing and $2,393 for host family housing. The infant supplement is not subject to the CNI and remains at $411 per month.

Source: ACL 15-58

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