IM-33 02/16/00 GRANDPARENTS AS FOSTER PARENTS CONVERSION
|GRANDPARENTS AS FOSTER PARENTS CONVERSION|
|The Division of Data Processing has completed
changes to IMU5 to allow GAFP cases to be placed on a regular, monthly
cash payroll. This memorandum explains how the conversion of existing,
active GAFP cases will occur, and how new cases are to be entered in the
After the March payroll closes on February 18, 2000, all active GAFP cases will be converted. This means these cases will be placed on a cash payroll for March. The payment amount for each case will be an amount equal to the foster care maintenance payment based on ages of children and number of children in the case.
Therefore, it is very important that all GAFP cases be properly identified in the Income Maintenance system. There must be an "F" in field 13F of IMU5 for each child and a "G" in field 27 of IMU5.
It is also very important that no child who receives SSI is included in a GAFP case. See "Children Receiving SSI" below.
After conversion, GAFP cases will appear in the system with an indicator of "G" or "F" in field 13F of IMU5 for the payee. Initially, this will be based solely on the age of the payee, since it is not possible to determine whether the payee is a grandparent or other, and whether they have taken foster parent training, from information in the system. Therefore, until the worker updates a case, an indicator of "G" means the payee is under age fifty (50), and an indicator of "F" means the payee is over age fifty (50).
Once conversion of these cases is complete, workers will no longer request the GAFP cash grant. GAFP cases will be paid on a regular, monthly payroll. Payment will be made by either a paper check or by direct deposit, and will appear on the IPAY screen.
CHILDREN RECEIVING SSI
Most children who receive SSI are not eligible for cash payments from GAFP. If there is a situation with a child receiving SSI, for whom GAFP is also requested, clear the case with Program and Policy, on a case by case basis. You will be instructed how to enter these cases in the system when you contact Program and Policy.