July 13, 2016

Expanded SSI Application Window for Foster Kids

The federal government recently extended the time for foster youth to apply for SSI from 90 days to 6 months prior to leaving foster care. The extension will be piloted for one year, starting August 1, 2016, while the SSA assesses if it decreases gaps in coverage for disabled youth who are eligible.  Youth Law Center was part of a large group of advocacy organizations that signed on to support this change.

Support Letter