In September 2003 the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) notified the Social
Security Administration of 241 foster care children who received both SSI and Title
IV-E payments. The Des Moines field office has determined that these cases meet the
similar fault “requirement.” They also verified with the Department of Human Services
that none of these cases meet the exclusion under Section 477 of Title IV-E. The following
special instructions address how field offices are to develop these cases. Before
completing any development, please contact the Des Moines DO, 515-282-9866.