Can a family receiving kinship guardianship assistance payments (Kin- GAP) also access Title IV-E prevention services without losing their Kin- GAP payments?
Yes. A child whose guardianship arrangement is at risk of disruption or dissolution that would result in a foster care placement falls within the definition of a “child who is candidate for foster care” pursuant to 42U.S.C. § 675(13) of the Social Security Act and may access Title IV-E prevention services. A child and their kin caregiver receiving Title IV-E prevention services are not considered to be in receipt of aid or assistance under the State plan for purposes of eligibility for any other program established under the Social Security Act, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. §671(e)(10). ?/ In addition, prevention services or programs cannot be construed to permit reduction of medical or other assistance available to the recipient.