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.