Parental Fee Program

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The Parental Fee Program (PFP) assesses a monthly fee to parents of regional center consumers under the age of 18 who receive 24-hour out-of-home care services paid for with state funds.

Parents of regional center consumers in 24-hour out-of-home care services paid with state funds are eligible for a parental fee assessment. Parents with annual gross income at or above 201 percent of the current Federal Poverty Level are assessed a fee based on a percentage of income. A chart of household size, annual gross family income and fee percentages provides parent’s the ability to estimate their monthly fee EnglishSpanish. The monthly fee shall not exceed the cost of caring for a child, as determined by the most recent data available from the United States Department of Agriculture’s survey on the cost of raising a child in the west region, or the cost of services provided, whichever is less. The statutory authority for the Parental Fee Program is located in the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4784.

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