“We believe there may be some young adults that may be eligible to receive health insurance and they don’t know it,” said DCYF Director Maggie Bishop. “We are working with a number of our partners to try to and spread the word in an effort to reach all those who may be affected by this change so that they can apply for this benefit.”
To be eligible these young adults must be between the ages of 18 and 25 and exited out of NH DCYF foster care placement on or after their 18th birthday. This includes foster, relative, shelter and residential care. They also must have qualified for NH Medicaid at the time of exiting DCYF placement.
Those who may be eligible can apply online at www.nheasy.nh.gov or by visiting one of DHHS’ District Office’s http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/contactus/districtoffices.htm. DCYF staff are assisting youth currently in placement with applying for this new benefit as they transition out of care.