A Kinship Foster Care - Child Only Case
 
(01/01/17 - 12/31/17)
A Child Only case is a CA case in which the eligible dependent child is in the legal custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS), a Tribal Court or a Tribal Child Welfare Agency in Arizona. The child is placed in foster care with an unrelated adult or a nonparent relative, who is not requesting CA for themselves.
 
WARNING
When the child is in the custody of DCS, a Tribal Court or a Tribal Child Welfare Agency in Arizona and placed in the home of a related or unrelated adult, the specified relative requirement is met. See DCS or Tribal Placement Provider
 
A DCS or Tribal child only case does not have a State Benefit Limit (STBL) and is exempt from the Needy Family criteria. The CA case must consist of only the child who is in the legal custody of DCS, a Tribal Court or a Tribal Child Welfare Agency in Arizona.
 
NOTE When the specified relative has a current CA case or applies for their own children, the Kinship Foster Care child only case must remain separate from the specified relative's current CA case.
 
WARNING
Not all children placed by DCS are in the legal custody of the State of Arizona. DCS may, in emergency situations, step in and find placement with a relative. This is done to keep the child from becoming a ward of the state. When this occurs STBL and Needy Family criteria apply. (See Kinship Care (KS))