Hello, young people! Below are some great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:
FosterClub has a dedicated team of folks to help you find what you need in Indiana. Call them at 503-717-1552 or email them here. They can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities.
Healthcare for Former Foster Youth (FFY).Did you know that former foster youth have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 until their 26th birthday? Qualification for FFY to access Medicaid is not dependant on employment or education status. Check out the #Healthcare FFY for more information about this program!
Yes! Indiana has auto-coverage renewal.
If you aged out of foster care in Indiana, once you have Medicaid under the former foster youth category, your coverage will be continuous until the month of your 26 birthday. There is no need for you to re-apply!
However, if you relocated to Indiana and are receiving Medicaid coverage based on your income, parental status, etc., you do need to renew your coverage annually.
You will receive an annual mailer asking you to verify your information. Make sure to return this mailer, or else your coverage may lapse. Be sure to keep your address up to date with your state Medicaid office so that you do not miss this information!
Yes! Indiana does have auto-enrollment.This means that, if you age out of care in Indiana, you do not need to complete a new application before you are able to receive health care coverage. Be sure to ask your caseworker to ensure that you were enrolled in Medicaid til 26 benefits!
Indiana does not provide coverage to relocators.This means that, if you were in care in another state and then moved to Indiana, you would not be eligible for Medicaid til 26. You may still be able to get health insurance through…
Independent Living (IL) Programs help current and former foster youth reach their independent living goals, providing services for education, employment, housing, budgeting and building a support network to assist youth as they transition to adulthood. This map will give you contact information by region: http://www.in.gov/dcs/files/Independ%20Living%20Map%202016.pdfRead more