Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

31.2.1 In Home and Prevention Service Title IV-E Claiming

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 31-Standards of Practice Regarding Title IV-E, Medicaid and Other Applicable Benefits
31.2.1 In Home and Prevention Service Title IV-E Claiming

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For In-home claiming the SSW:


  1. Ensures the case plan is being written to identify and provide services designed to prevent removal of the child(ren) and that absent preventative services, placement in foster care is the planned arrangement for the child, pursuant to (472)(i)(2) of the Social Security Act IV-E Candidate Claiming.

For Title IV-E Prevention Service Claiming the SSW:


  1. Determines eligibility by:
    1. Identifying the child(ren) as a candidate for foster care by determining:
      1. The child's safety is at risk or will be at risk in the immediate future without intervention;
      2. The safety issues can be mitigated with the selection and use of child specific, evidence based intervention.
    2. Reviewing and identifying an appropriate evidence based practice (EBP) intervention to mitigate risk; and
    3. Selecting candidacy redetermination, via the selection on the case plan, when the need for services extends beyond twelve (12) months.
  2. Documents eligibility and the family’s prevention strategy by:
      1. Completing the Prevention Services Referral Form in TWIST, identifying the candidate, the identified risk factors, and EBP interventions to mitigate risk factors;
      2. Completes the DPP-1281 Family Case Plan, documenting the date of candidacy, candidate, prevention strategy (selected EBP), and the date of the prevention strategy (date of referral approval); and
      3. Updating the EBP intervention via a modified case plan, if provider staff identify a second or multiple interventions or a change in intervention.
  3. Ends eligibility by:
      1. Selecting a candidacy end date in TWIST, under Preventative Services and in the case plan when:
        1. A candidate has entered foster care; 1
        2. The family has successfully completed services; or
        3. The family's services were terminated unsuccessfully.


  1. Excludes Family Preservation when services start after the child's return home.


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