Annual Family Program Fee

Overview

Annual Family Program Fee

Recently there was a change in state law (Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4785) that establishes an annual family fee for certain families whose children are residing in the family home and receiving services from the regional center.

Effective July 1, 2011, parents of qualifying children under 18 years of age must pay an annual fee based on adjusted gross family income. The annual fee applies to parents whose gross adjusted income is at or above 400 percent of the federal poverty level based on family size who have a child to whom all of the following apply:

  • The child has a developmental disability or is eligible for services under the California Early Intervention Services Act (Title 14 commencing with Section 95000 of the Government Code)
  • The child is less than 18 years of age
  • The child lives with his or her parent
  • The child or family receives services beyond eligibility determination, needs assessment and services coordination
  • The child does not receive Medi-cal

If your family only receives respite, day care, or camping services from the regional center and a cost for participation is assessed under the Family Cost Participation Program, you are not subject to the Annual Fee.

General information

Annual Family Program Fee (Spanish)

Recientemente hubo un cambio en la ley estatal (Código de Bienestar e Instituciones Sección 4785) que establece una tarifa anual familiar a ciertas familias cuyos hijos residan en el hogar y que están recibiendo servicios del Centro Regional.