B. Who Qualifies?

Caregivers are eligible for the RODC payment if:

•   The child they are caring for is currently in the temporary managing conservatorship (TMC) of the Department;

•   They have an approved home assessment;

•   They are not already verified as foster parents or as a group home and receiving foster care maintenance payments;

•   They sign and abide by a Caregiver Assistance Agreement; and

•   The total household income does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty limit.