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Government Benefits

life_legalissues_thmbAs a young adult leaving the foster care system, you have a number of things to consider when you strike out on your own: how to pay for food and shelter, how to pay for medical care, where to turn in an emergency. Fortunately, you may be eligible for certain government benefits like food stamps, Medicaid or CHIP, social security and other programs. Use the links below to check out the requirements to access many of the government benefits to see if they are a fit for your situation.

If you have detailed questions which cannot be answered using the resources below, you may consider contacting the Virginia Legal Aid Society for more information.

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