Extension of Age Limit and Time Limit for THP-Plus

Q: I understand that SB 1252, which takes effect January 1, allows counties to extend THP-Plus to a former foster youth to age 26 instead of 24, and for a total of 36 cumulative months instead of the previous limitation of 24 months if the youth is participating in post-secondary education. Is it possible to provide the extension on a case-by-case basis to youth who need an extra year to complete post-secondary education goals?

A: No, the legislation is clear that if the county opts-in, it is a policy that applies across the board to all foster youth in the county who qualify to ensure equity.

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