Foster Care

Foster Care

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Foster Care, Designer Dogs, Daniel Boone

Episode: Foster Care, Designer Dogs, Daniel Boone

  • Apr 29, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 18:05 mins

It's common for state foster care agencies to collect Social Security and disability benefits on behalf of children in their care. Often, the kids don't know they are entitled to that money. Eli Hager says it's entirely legal and practiced in 36 states. But is it right? Hager is a staff writer at The Marshall Project and investigated how agencies collect these benefits and the reaction of children after they found out they could have collected the funds.