Drafting an SSI Application for Children in Foster Care

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Drafting an SSI Application for Children in Foster Care

2/18/20212:00pm PST2 hours
This training will focus on how, when and why to prepare a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application for children in foster care under the age of 18 , including reviewing recommended steps for preparing the application packet and completing the necessary Social Security Administration forms for children under 18. The training also will provide background information about SSI benefits for children under 18, discussing the screening process, SSI eligibility requirements, and why it is critical to apply for SSI benefit for children before their 18th birthday.

This webinar focused on the importance of an active Educational Rights Holder (ERH), and how to ensure they are appointed for each child. Panelists discussed new ERH forms and how they can play a role in ensuring that child welfare, probation, local education agencies, and ERHs can work collaboratively to support the child’s education.

Panelists also provided details on the new flexibilities to waive participation requirements, the financial support available to youth who turn 21 during the current fiscal year, and new housing supports and flexibilities in approving housing units to better support those youth re-entering care or transitioning between placements. The webinar covered best practices from the field, practice tips for attorneys, and recommendations to support and address housing stability for youth in EFC and successful planning and transitions out of the EFC program.​

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth.

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