2012 New York Consolidated Laws
SOS - Social Services
Article 6 - CHILDREN
Title 10 - (458-A - 458-F) KINSHIP GUARDIANSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
458-A - Definitions.
§ 458-a. Definitions. As used in this title: 1. "Child" shall mean a person under the age of twenty-one years whose custody, care and custody, or custody and guardianship have been committed to a social services official prior to such person's eighteenth birthday pursuant to section three hundred fifty-eight-a, three hundred eighty-four, three hundred eighty-four-a or three hundred eighty-four-b of this chapter or article three, seven, ten or 10-C of the family court act. 2. "Applicable board rate" shall mean an amount equal to the monthly payment that has been made by a social services official, in accordance with section three hundred ninety-eight-a of this article and other provisions of this chapter, for the care and maintenance of the child, while such child was boarded out in the approved or certified foster family boarding home with the prospective relative guardian. Such rate shall reflect annual changes in room and board rates and clothing replacement allowances. 3. "Prospective relative guardian" shall mean a person or persons who is related to the child through blood, marriage, or adoption who has been caring for the child as a fully certified or approved foster parent for at least six consecutive months prior to applying for kinship guardianship assistance payments. 4. "Relative guardian" shall mean a person or persons who was appointed, as a guardian or permanent guardian for a child after entering into an agreement with a social services official for the receipt of payments and services in accordance with this title. 5. "Social services official" shall mean a county commissioner of social services, a city commissioner of social services, or an Indian tribe with which the office of children and family services has entered into an agreement to provide foster care services in accordance with subdivision two of section thirty-nine of this chapter.
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