Who is eligible for AB12?

To receive benefits, eligible youth must have turned 18 after January 1, 2012 and have a foster care/suitable placement order on their 18th birthday.

Youth who turned 18 in 2011 are eligible if

  • they have an order for foster care placement on their 18th birthday; AND
  • their case was open on or after January 1, 2012 with an order for foster care placement.

NOTE: Even if you are AWOL or awaiting placement on your 18th birthday, you are still eligible as long as there is an order for foster care or suitable placement.