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Supplemental Benefits for Medical Assistance: In 1974, legislation was enacted which provided for continued medical benefits for adopted children who received benefits prior to adoption. This has enabled many children to be placed adoptively who could not have been placed otherwise. As of FY 97-98, a total of 2,800 children were eligible for Supplemental Benefits for Medical Assistance.

Supplemental Benefits: In 1976, Supplemental Benefits legislation was enacted to provide long-term financial assistance for children with special needs who could not have been placed adoptively otherwise. As of FY 97-98 there were 1,200 children who were eligible for state-funded Supplemental Benefits. This represents a 15 percent increase from FY 96-97. Children with medical and/or rehabilitative needs may be eligible for Medicaid.

Adoption Assistance: Public Law 96-272, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, makes federal financial participation available for the Adoption Assistance Program. Title IV-E of the Social Security Act provides for federal payments to facilitate the adoption of certain eligible children. As of FY 97-98 there were 1,774 children who were eligible for adoption assistance. This represents a 25 percent increase from FY 96-97.

Mailing Address:

South Carolina

Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 1520

Columbia, SC 29202-1520

Telephone:

803-898-7318

   

South Carolina Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 1520 ? Columbia, SC 29202-1520

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