In the News: Extended benefits for foster children

My home state of Michigan continues to make good improvements to the foster care system. Most recently, the state has extended benefits for children in foster care. A new law will allow foster kids to continue to receive a housing subsidy and health coverage until the age of 21, and to continue to work with foster care caseworkers. The benefits will be available to those who are enrolled in college or job training, or working at least 80 hours a month. The law still has to be approved by the Federal government, and unfortunately was passed only as the result of a lawsuit against the state. Read more about the law here.

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