346‑395 Eligibility. A young adult may continue to receive services under this part if the young adult meets the following criteria:

(1) The young adult was:

(A) Under the permanent custody, foster custody, voluntary foster custody, or court-ordered temporary foster custody of the department at the time the young adult attained the age of eighteen;

(B) A child who was placed in guardianship after attaining the age of sixteen and the legal guardians are no longer willing to provide emotional and financial support; or

(C) A child who was adopted after attaining the age of sixteen and the adoptive parents are no longer willing to provide emotional and financial support;

(2) The young adult voluntarily consents to participate in the young adult voluntary foster care program and meets the program requirements;

(3) The court finds that exercising jurisdiction under this part is in the young adult's best interest; and

(4) The young adult is:

(A) Completing secondary education or a program leading to an equivalent credential;

(B) Enrolled in an institution that provides post‑secondary or vocational education;

(C) Participating in a program or activity designed to promote or remove barriers to employment;

(D) Employed for at least eighty hours per month; or

(E) Incapable of doing any of the activities described in subparagraphs (A) to (D) due to a medical condition, which incapability is supported by regularly updated information in the case plan of the young adult. [L 2013, c 252, pt of 2; am L 2016, c 134, 3]

 

 

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