1. If an application for a family support subsidy is approved by the department:
a. A family support subsidy shall be paid to the parent or legal guardian on behalf of the family member. An approved subsidy shall be payable as of the first of the next month after the department approves the written application.
b. A family support subsidy shall be used to meet the special needs of the family. This subsidy is intended to complement but not supplant public assistance or social service benefits based on economic need, available through governmental programs.
c. Except as provided in section 225C.41, a family support subsidy for a fiscal year shall be in an amount equivalent to the monthly maximum supplemental security income payment available in Iowa on July 1 of that fiscal year for an adult recipient living in the household of another, as formulated under federal regulations. In addition, the parent or legal guardian of a family member who is in an out-of-home placement at the time of application may receive a one-time lump-sum advance payment of twice the monthly family support subsidy amount for the purpose of meeting the special needs of the family in preparing for in-home care.
2. The department shall administer the family support subsidy program and the payments made under the program as follows:
a. In each fiscal year, the department shall establish a figure for the number of family members for whom a family support subsidy shall be provided at any one time during the fiscal year. The figure shall be established by dividing the amount appropriated by the general assembly for family support subsidy payments during the fiscal year by the family support subsidy payment amount established in subsection 1, paragraph "c".
b. On or before July 15 in each fiscal year, the department shall approve the provision of a number of family support subsidies equal to the figure established in paragraph "a". During any thirty-day period, the number of family members for whom a family support subsidy is provided shall not be less than this figure.
3. The parent or legal guardian who receives a family sup- port subsidy shall report, in writing, the following informa- tion to the department:
a. Not less than annually, a statement that the family support subsidy was used to meet the special needs of the family.
b. The occurrence of any event listed in section 225C.40.
c. A request to terminate the family support subsidy.
88 Acts, ch 1122, §5; 91 Acts, ch 38, §2, 3
Referred to in § 225C.36, 225C.40
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