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SF 3145

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; extending foster care benefits to age 21; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260C.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [260C.456] FOSTER CARE BENEFITS TO AGE 21.
new text end

new text begin (a) At least six months prior to a child's 18th birthday, the social services agency
shall notify the child, the child's parents or legal guardian, and the foster parents of the
availability of benefits up to age 21 through the foster care program.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon the request of a person at any time between the ages of 18 and 21, who had
been receiving foster care benefits in the six consecutive months prior to his or her 18th
birthday, or who was discharged while on runaway status after age 15, the social services
agency shall develop, in conjunction with the person and other appropriate parties, a
specific plan related to that person's vocational, educational, social, or maturational needs
and shall ensure that any foster care, housing, or counseling benefits or services are
provided as appropriate based on the person's needs in the individualized plan.
new text end