Reimbursements, Allowances, and Medical/Dental Care
Foster parents receive a monthly rate for the care of foster children. The regular foster care rate is provided to children who do not require unusual care and supervision. The foster parents would provide basic physical care, well-balanced meals, maintenance of home, clothing, supervision of child’s health and dental care and offer the attention and affection appropriate to the child’s age.
Some children may require unusual care and supervision in a foster home. These children may exhibit extraordinary physical, emotional or behavioral issues. These might include physical handicaps, emotional disturbances, severe learning disabilities, etc. Foster parents that receive intermediate rates are required to participate in various treatment plans, trainings, provide prescribed physical care, and other tasks as deemed appropriate.
- Foster Care payments changed to Per Diem effective October 1, 2009
- Letter regarding Foster Care payments changed to Per Diem effective October 1, 2009
- Per Diem Clarification Letter October 30, 2009
- MD CHESSIE Payments Calendar (2012)
|Regular Foster Care Rate:|
|Regular Care Infant Through Age 11||$27.45||$835|
|Regular Care Age 12 and Older||$27.94||$850|
|Emergency Foster Home Shelter Care:|
|Per Diem Retainer Fee||$30.00|
|Intermediate Foster Home Care:|
|Infant Through Age 11||$31.23||$950|
|Age 12 and Older||$31.72||$965|