Northstar Kinship Assistance
The child in your care may qualify for assistance under Northstar Kinship Assistance if:
- You were the child's foster parent for at least six consecutive months before the transfer of permanent legal and physical custody
- The transfer of permanent legal and physical custody was completed on or after Jan. 1, 2015
- Your child has a Northstar Kinship Assistance Benefit Agreement that has been signed by you, the agency with whom you are working, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Families with children in the Northstar Kinship Assistance program may be eligible to receive money back for one-time expenses associated with finalizing the transfer of permanent legal and physical custody.
Detailed assistance program information