Eligibility staff specializing in Foster Care services process and issues payments made to Foster Homes for each foster child within the County. Upon request from CWS Social Workers, Foster Care eligibility staff open a case for each child placed in Foster Care. Eligibility staff collects birth certificates, social security cards, and immunization records for the child and residency and income information for the parents in order to complete a case. Based on this information, the eligibility worker makes a determination for the appropriate funding source for the case: County, State, or Federal funds are utilized to pay for Foster Care services. Foster Care cases must be recertified every 12 months.