Specialized Family Care Program

SFC staff will be working remotely and available to SFC providers through their work cell phones. If you have an emergency or specific needs please contact your Family Based Care Specialist. The public may continue to make referrals or apply to be a home provider by utilizing this site. All staff contact information can be accessed by Contact Us.

Room & Board, Social Security Benefits & Representative Payee

  • Category: Financial
  • Materials: Handouts: Article from SFC Pre-Service Manual; WVDHHR Room & Board Policy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 02/15; Social Security On-Line Publications: A Guide for Representative Payees 07/15; When a Payee Manages Your Money 01/15; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Representative Payees; What is the Difference Between Social Security & SSI Disability 11/09; Can I Be Eligible for SSI and Social Security Disability at the Same Time?”
  • Goal: Provider knows how to manage an individual’s benefits in conjunction with the Specialized Family Care Program
  • Credit Hours: 2 Hours
  • Date Developed: February 2009, Updated 2010 by Donna McCune, Updated January 2017
  • Developed By: Update information January 2017 compiled by Carol Brewster, SFC Program

Training Objectives:

  1. Specialized Family Care Provider knows the WV Dept. Of Health & Resources policy regarding Specialized Family Care Room and Board rates
  2. Specialized Family Care Provider knows the definition of Room and Board Services
  3. Specialized Family Care Provider knows the allowable expenditures from an individual’s monthly allowance
  4. Specialized Family Care Provider understands the Social Security Administration’s Representative Payee Program
  5. Specialized Family Care Provider knows the difference between Social Security Benefits and SSI

Training Objectives:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Specialized Family Care Provider