|(a) A permanent kinship conservator who has entered
into a permanency care assistance agreement will not be reimbursed
for nonrecurring expenses associated with obtaining permanent managing
conservatorship of the child who is the subject of the agreement until
after that person becomes the child's permanent managing conservator.
(b) To obtain reimbursement, the permanent kinship
conservator must submit receipts or other proof of payment, such as
cancelled checks, to DFPS.
(c) The nonrecurring expenses for which a person may
be reimbursed include only those expenses incurred directly by the
permanent kinship conservator, or for which the permanent kinship
conservator was required to reimburse a third party, that were reasonable
and necessary to complete the legal process of becoming the child's
permanent kinship conservator. Such expenses may include the costs
of obtaining a home study, legal fees, court costs, health and psychological
examinations, and transportation and reasonable costs of lodging and
food for the permanent kinship conservator or the child.
(d) The permanent kinship conservator must submit a
claim for reimbursement and receipts or other proof of payment no
more than 18 months after obtaining permanent managing conservatorship
of the child.
(e) The maximum amount that a permanent kinship conservator
may be reimbursed for nonrecurring expenses is $1,200 per child covered
by a permanency care assistance agreement.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §700.1043 adopted to be effective March 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 878; amended to be effective June 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 3738; amended to be effective January 19, 2017, 42 TexReg 84