Nebraska Revised Statute 43-907
Chapter 43 Section 907
Assets; custody; records; expenditures; investments.
Unless a guardian shall have been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction, the Department of Health and Human Services shall take custody of and exercise general control over assets owned by children under the charge of the department. Children owning assets shall at all times pay for personal items. Assets over and above a maximum of one thousand dollars and current income shall be available for reimbursement to the state for the cost of care. Assets may be deposited in a checking account, invested in United States bonds, or deposited in a savings account insured by the United States Government. All income received from the investment or deposit of assets shall be credited to the individual child whose assets were invested or deposited. The department shall make and maintain detailed records showing all receipts, investments, and expenditures of assets owned by children under the charge of the department.
- Laws 1963, c. 245, § 1, p. 739;
- Laws 1976, LB 545, § 1;
- Laws 1977, LB 312, § 6;
- Laws 1982, LB 828, § 1;
- Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 187;
- Laws 2007, LB296, § 125.
The plain meaning of this section is that children in the custody of the Department of Social Services have the right to their personal assets and income up to $1,000; the State may apply amounts in excess of $1,000 to the cost of a child's care. In re Interest of Jaycox, 250 Neb. 697, 551 N.W.2d 9 (1996).