2012 New York Consolidated Laws
SOS - Social Services
Article 6 - CHILDREN
458-C - Payments for non-recurring guardianship expenses.

NY Soc Serv L § 458-C (2012) What's This?
    § 458-c. Payments for non-recurring guardianship expenses. 1. A social
  services  official  shall  make  payments for non-recurring guardianship
  expenses incurred by or  on  behalf  of  the  relatives  who  have  been
  approved by the social services official to receive kinship guardianship
  assistance  payments, when such expenses are incurred in connection with
  assuming the guardianship of a  foster  child.  The  agreement  for  the
  payment  of non-recurring guardianship expenses must be reflected in the
  written agreement set forth in subdivision four of section four  hundred
  fifty-eight-b  of this title. In accordance with subdivision two of this
  section, the payments shall be made  by  the  social  services  official
  either  to the relative guardian or guardians directly or to an attorney
  on behalf of the relative guardian or guardians for the allowable amount
  of non-recurring  guardianship  expenses  incurred  in  connection  with
  obtaining such guardianship.
    2.  The  amount of the payment made pursuant to this section shall not
  exceed two thousand dollars for each foster child for whom the relatives
  seek guardianship or permanent guardianship and shall be available  only
  for  those expenses that are determined to be eligible for reimbursement
  by the social services official in accordance with  the  regulations  of
  the office of children and family services.
    3.  Payments  for non-recurring guardianship expenses made by a social
  services  official  pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be  treated   as
  administrative  expenditures  under  title  IV-E  of  the federal social
  security act and shall be reimbursed by the state accordingly.
    4. As used in this section, non-recurring guardianship expenses  shall
  mean  reasonable  and  necessary  fees,  court costs, attorney fees, and
  other  expenses  which  are  directly   related   to   obtaining   legal
  guardianship  of  an  eligible  child  and  which  are  not  incurred in
  violation of federal law or the laws of this state or any other state.

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