In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 kinship caregivers. As a care manager, clinician, family peer advocate, youth peer advocate, or other provider, this webinar series will give you a better understanding of kinship care in New York State, the services available through the NYS Kinship Navigator, as well as information on financial assistance and legal options - so you can better support kinship caregivers.
Kinship caregivers often inquire about their access to financial assistance. This webinar walks through the “child only” (non-parent) public assistance grants as well as other benefits such as Medicaid, childcare and summer camp fees. The webinar also reviews financial assistance available to qualifying caregivers, including foster care maintenance payments, KinGAP payments, Social Security payments and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
kinship care, financial assistance, caregivers, grandparents, custody, foster care