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Medicaid Coverage Rules for Former Foster Youth

from CKF:



Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) clarified Medicaid eligibility guidelines for former foster care youth (youth who turn 18 while in foster care) in a recent IHCP bulletin. These youth are automatically eligible for Medicaid under one of two eligibility categories up to a certain age:
Out-of-state former foster care youth: Youth who were in foster care in another state on their 18th birthday can have their Medicaid eligibility extended to their 21st birthday. They must meet income limits and are required to go through annual eligibility redeterminations.
Indiana former foster care youth: Youth who were in Indiana’s foster care system on their 18th birthday can have their Medicaid eligibility extended to their 26th birthday. They do not need to meet income limits and are not required to go through annual eligibility redeterminations.
Both categories are eligible for full Medicaid benefits and are auto-assigned to receive services under the fee-for-service delivery system…

#Transition Parent Briefs

The parent briefs below, which were authored by PACER staff, were created in partnership with other transition-related technical assistance centers. PublishedBriefDecember 2016How We Made It Happen: Interviews with Parent Leaders about their Kids Going to College PACER Center, a partner of the Think College National Coordinating Center, conducted interviews with parents of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). These parents had played key leadership roles in establishing postsecondary education (PSE) programs for students with IDD. The Brief summarizes the lessons learned by these parents and outlines steps towards change that other parent leaders can follow. December 2015Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: Learning from the Voices of Families Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: Learning from the Voices of Families highlights findings from a national online dialogue conducted in …