The $2 Billion Question: Why Haven’t We De-Linked?

"There are few child welfare policy issues more perplexing than the persistence of the 1996 income standards that determine Title IV-E eligibility. Title IV-E of the Social Security creates the entitlement that pays for foster care. The fact that the income eligibility standard has not even been indexed for inflation in 20 years means that fewer and fewer children entering foster care receive federal assistance every year." READ MORE