Trust Account Information

This page provides detail about each of the various benefit types available to offset cost of care for a child's eWiSACWIS Trust Account.  The information below will define the benefit type and how it should be used to offset cost of care.

Child Support

Benefits are payments made by a parent through a court order and collected by KIDS and dispersed to the appropriate County providing care for the child.

Benefits shall reimburse all outstanding cost of care (Food, Clothing and Housing) for that child beginning with current month costs.

Interest

Funds, paid by the bank, that was earned on the principal (money) remaining in the bank account at the end of each month.  Funds are distributed to individual trust accounts based on what percentage an individual trust account with remaining funds is to the sum of all trust accounts having remaining funds.

Benefits (money) shall be used in the same manner as SSI – Federal.

Other  - CIP, AODA etc 

Benefits are payments received from various waiver programs.  Please contact Christy Pomerening if you have questions.

 Note: The benefit can also be used to document personal need deductions moved from a child's account.

 

Personal Needs

Historical Benefit type (no longer used).  The benefit was used to reflect monies taken out of an account for a child's personal needs.  To reflect this in the future please us "Other - CIP, AODA etc.".
 

Parental Support

Benefits are voluntary payments made by the parent of the child in care for that child’s cost of care.  Payments are sent, by the parent, directly to the County that is providing care for that child. 

Benefits shall be used in the same manner as Child Support.

Railroad Retirees

Benefits are payments received from the Railroad Retirement Board for a child that is under the age of 18 and is eligible due to a parent that has qualified as being totally disabled or is deceased. 

Benefits shall reimburse a child’s cost of care (Food, Clothing and Housing) for the month (prior month) it was received.  Funds, exceeding the cost of care, shall remain in the trust account to be used for personal needs.  Funds remaining, at the time of his or her 18th birthday shall be disbursed to the individual for whom benefits were received.

Relinquished Adoption Assistance

Benefits are payments previously paid to an adopting parent for a child under the age of 18 that has been removed from the adopting home and whose care is now being provided by the state/county. 

Benefits shall be used in the same manner as SSI – Federal.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Benefits are payments from the Social Security Admin for a child, under the age of 18, having a deceased or disabled parent that qualified for Survivors or Disability Insurance benefits. 

Benefits shall reimburse a child’s cost for care (Food, Clothing and Housing) for the month (prior month) it was received.  Funds, exceeding the cost of care, shall remain in the trust account to be used for personal needs.  Funds remaining, at the time of his or her 18th birthday, shall be refunded to SSA for the purpose of being disbursed to the individual for whom benefits were received.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Federal

Benefits are received from the US Treasury for children that are under the age of 18 who qualify if he or she meets social Security’s definition of disability for children and if his or her income and resources fall within the eligibility limits.  The resource limit shall not exceed $2,000.00. 

Benefits shall reimburse all outstanding cost of care (Food, Clothing and Housing) for that child beginning with current month costs.  After those needs are met, funds may be used for personal needs such as recreation and miscellaneous expenses.  Remaining funds shall be saved for the child.

 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – State

Benefits are a supplement provided by the State of  Wisconsin  for a child that is receiving SSI – Federal Disability benefits 

Benefits shall be used in the same manner as SSI- Federal

Veterans Benefits (VA)

Benefits are payments received from the Veterans Administration for a child that is under the age of 18 and is eligible due to a parent that has qualified as being totally disabled or is deceased. 

Benefits shall reimburse a child’s cost for care (Food, Clothing and Housing) for the month (prior month) it was received.  Funds, exceeding the cost of care, shall remain in the trust account to be used for personal needs.  Funds remaining, at the time of his or her 18th birthday, shall be disbursed to the individual for whom benefits were received.