Issuance of Child Eligibility Letters on or after Applicant’s 18th Birthday if Application Received Prior to 18th Birthday (May 11, 2016) [pdf]

Program Instruction for HHS, Administration on Children and Families, Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) explaining that when children file Requests for Assistance while the child is under the age of 19, if the child turns 18 during the HHS eligibility determination process and/or receives their HHS eligibility letter after they turn age 18, they remain able to receive and use the HHS eligibility letter indefinitely as a basis to receive federal and state public benefits to the same extent as refugees.