Hello, young people! Here are a couple of great contacts to help answer questions and resolve issues:
FosterClub's dedicated representative for Oregon is Ashlee: 503-717-1552, or email her. She can help you find resources to help you transition to adulthood and connect you to leadership opportunities.
For problems or complaints, contact Oregon's Ombudsman, Darin Mancuso, at 1-855-840-6036 or you can email him.
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 campaign for more information about this program!
Oregon does not have auto-coverage renewal.In order to maintain your coverage, you will need to update your information annually.
Each year, you should receive a paper form in the mail. Make sure to fill this form out and send it back. If you do not, you risk losing your coverage. You can also renew your coverage online. Be sure to report any changes of address to the Oregon Medicaid office to make sure that you receive these annual renewal forms!
Oregon does not have auto-enrollment.This means that, if you are eligible for Medicaid til 26 in Oregon, you will need to complete a new application before you are able to receive health care coverage. However, if you are still in care, your caseworker is supposed to help you fill out the application as part of your transition plan. Be sure to ask your caseworker about Medicaid til 26 and what you need to do to get coverage!
Oregon does not provide coverage to relocators.This means that, if you were in care in another state and then moved to Oregon, you would not be eligible for Medicaid til 26. You may still be able to get health insurance through…
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