Eligibility for 12 Month Extension of THP-Plus

Q: My county is one of the 21 counties that have opted into the THP-Plus 12-month extension for youth enrolled in school. I am working with a youth who entered the program at age 23. How will the extension work for her? Does she get the full 24 months of eligibility and then an extra 12 months, provided she is enrolled in school?

A: No, in this example the youth would not get the full 24 months of eligibility and then an extra 12 months because she entered at age 23.

The upper age limit of THP-Plus is 24. AB 1252 allows a youth who is enrolled in school to receive an extra year of eligibility, up to age 25.

In this specific case, the youth would be eligible for THP-Plus until age 24 and then receive an additional 12 months of eligibility provided she remained enrolled in school. Once she turns age 25, she would no longer be eligible for the program.

For more information, including a list of the 21 counties that have extended THP-Plus for youth who are enrolled in school, follow this LINK.

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