65C-44.002. Types of Guardianship Assistance  

Effective on Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • 1The child welfare professional shall inform prospective guardianship caregivers of the availability of all of the benefits listed below:

    20(1) Guardianship Assistance Payment.

    24(2) Other Medical Services. Other medical services available include on-going Medicaid coverage and continuing eligibility with Children’s Medical Services for children who were receiving such services prior to case closure in permanent guardianship.

    57(3) Reimbursement for Non-Recurring Guardianship Assistance Expenses. Non-recurring guardianship expenses are expenses necessary for pursuing legal permanent guardianship. Payments must be requested in writing prior to case closure in permanent guardianship.

    88(4) Tuition Fee Exemption. 92Children who were in the custody of a permanent guardian may be eligible for an exemption of undergraduate college tuition fees at Florida universities or community colleges pursuant to section 1221009.25, F.S.

    124Rulemaking Authority 39.6225(11) FS. Law Implemented 39.6225 FS. History–New 6-30-19.