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File #: 220239    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - SECOND READING
File created: 3/17/2022 In control: Committee on Children and Youth
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 21-1800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Foster Care," to add new provisions related to screening and application for benefits for foster youth; limiting the use of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans or other various benefits; and providing notice to the foster child for certain actions taken with respect to Social Security and other benefits; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Green
Indexes: FOSTER CARE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 22023901, As Amended.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/23/20221 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
6/23/20221 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/23/20221 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/21/20220 Committee on Children and Youth HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/21/20220 Committee on Children and Youth HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/21/20220 Committee on Children and Youth AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/21/20221 Committee on Children and Youth REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/15/20220 Committee on Children and Youth HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/15/20220 Committee on Children and Youth HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/15/20220 Committee on Children and Youth RECESSED   Action details Not available
3/17/20220 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 21-1800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Foster Care," to add new provisions related to screening and application for benefits for foster youth; limiting the use of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans or other various benefits; and providing notice to the foster child for certain actions taken with respect to Social Security and other benefits; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 21-1800 is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 21-1800. FOSTER CARE

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? 21-1803. Foster Youth Benefits.

(1) This section applies to children committed to the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

(2) Screening and Application for Benefits. The Department of Human Services, or such other City department or office as the Mayor may designate, is authorized to develop and implement procedures to:

(a) Ensure all children are screened for potential eligibility for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans or other various benefits within 60 days of being committed to DHS custody;

(b) Apply for the benefits, in cooperation with the child's attorney or guardian ad litem, if the screening results in a determination that the child is potentially eligible for any of such benefits;

(c) Identify, in cooperation with the child's attorney or guardian ad litem, a representative payee of the beneficiary's highest priority in accordance with the established categories of preferred payees in 20 C.F.R. ?? 404.2021 and 416.621, and apply to become the representative payee if there is no other suitable candidate available;

(d) Support the maintenance of benefits for youth who are transitioning out of foster care or reach the age of legal adulthood.

(3) Conservation and Use of Benefits. To the full extent of Council's legislative authority and provided compliance would not violate 55 Pa. Code Chapter 3140 or any other ...

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