Maintenance Payment

Resource parents are eligible to receive a monthly maintenance payment once the final approval of their home has taken place. Final approval of a resource home occurs when:

  • The full integrated assessment has been approved and signed by the supervisor
  • Fingerprint results for all individuals 18 years or older residing in the home have been received and reviewed
  • DHS-approved pre-service training has been completed
  • A contract has been signed by the resource parents

Once the final approval of the resource home has occurred, resource parents receive a monthly maintenance payment for the care of the children placed in their home. The rates depend on the age of the children. Please contact your resource specialist for current monthly maintenance rate.

Resource parents receive a monthly maintenance payment for the first day children are placed in the home if final approval of the resource home has occurred. Resource parents do not receive a maintenance payment for the last day children are in the home.

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