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Old 01-10-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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questions on adoption subsidy

We were receiving a monthly check while our dd2 was in foster care, but it was not considered taxable income as it was a "reimbursement" for care while in state custody. Now that the adoption is finalized, we still receive a monthly check as part of her subsidy agreement. Is it now regular taxable income when I file my taxes? And second question, is it counted in our household income if applying for WIC, children's health coverage, school lunch, etc.? Again, it did not used to be counted, but neither was she counted in our family size as a dependent.

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: questions on adoption subsidy

I can't say for sure, but I assume it would be. I think it's considered kind of like child support. You have to declare that you receive that money. I thought all kids continued to get Medicaid after being adopted from foster care. I hope someone can answer definitively. I haven't even thought about that before.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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No, it's not taxable. For WIC, (in california anyway) as long as the child has an active Medi-cal (Medicaid) card, they automatically qualify for WIC regardless of the income.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:48 AM   #4
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I called the IRS last year. It is not taxable. It does count as income for WIC, but if they are on medicaid, they qualify for WIC regardless of income.
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