8. Allowances

Clothing Allowance

If you are 16 or older, the maximum clothing allowance is $806 per year. Typically, agencies distribute this in payments of about $200 every three months. You are also entitled to receive special allowances to cover additional clothing costs for religious ceremonies, educational or summer camp activities, special physical conditions, and replacement for stolen or destroyed clothing. If you need an emergency clothing allowance, the agency should provide an amount up to the maximum clothing allowance for you.

Theft of clothing can be a major problem for young people in foster care. The best way to insure that you will be reimbursed if our clothing is stolen is to KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS!