Temporary changes allow youth to remain in/re-enter foster care during the pandemic [Minnesota].
Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Public Policy Report State Resource
Published: April 02, 2021
This bulletin is intended to direct Minnesota county agencies and American Indian Child Welfare Initiative tribes to facilitate youth in remaining in foster care and help youth re-enter foster care for youth who previously aged out of foster care, or no longer met eligibility requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explains the Supporting Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act provides additional supports and temporary flexibility for foster youth who left foster care due to age during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing them to remain in foster care past age 21 and to re-enter foster care. It begins by explaining how Title IV-E agencies can support older youth during the pandemic by permitting temporary re-entry for youth who left foster care during the pandemic and protecting youth in foster care. Title IV-E eligibility is discussed, as well as the provision of Medical Assistance and instructions for the Social Service Information System. A sample notice to youth regarding the option to re-enter foster care is provided.
Minnesota; COVID-19; Foster care; STATE DISASTER RESPONSE; AGING OUT; EXTENDED FOSTER CARE