Status Summary

House - 06/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Legislative Session

2022

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Chu

This bill would extend nationally the age at which a youth is eligible to remain in foster care to 21 and provide financial assistance to states by de-linking youth ages 18-21 from the antiquated Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) requirements, ensuring states receive federal IV-E reimbursement. Additionally, it would also ensure youth who voluntarily leave care at 18 have the right to re-enter care should they need to.