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  •  Kids could be empowered (0+ / 0-)

    I agree that not only is it bad the state is taking the children's resources, but also missing a crucial opportunity to empower and engage the children.  The children could be part of a planning process, and taught financial literacy, in coming up with their own plan for how to best use their own funds for specialized current unmet needs (not provided for by the foster care system) or to conserve their funds to help in their plan for achieving independence after leaving foster care.  

    And yes if the children are aware of the practice, they can help find someone else to try to manage their funds and serve as representative payee (children under age 18 are required to have representative payees)

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