Who is not eligible for ABI?

Who is not eligible for ABI?

Ineligible youth include those youth who:

  • Were not eligible to receive CCSY or ECM;
  • Are not between 21 and 25 years of age or 18 to 25 for adopted youth;
  • Were adopted before June 1, 2016;
  • Have benefit coverage under another health plan (e.g. a plan provided by an employer, spouse, or adoptive family).
  • 26 and 29 years of age and seeking to enroll in ABI for Shepell benefits but were not historically enrolled in ABI between 21 and 25 years of age
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      Eligible youth include: Former Crown wards or youth who were eligible to receive Continued Care and Support for Youth (CCSY) or Extended Care and Maintenance (ECM) and are between 21 and 25 years of age. This includes youth who: had Crown ward status ...
    • Are adopted youth eligible?

      Youth who were adopted on or after June 1, 2016 and are between 18 and 25 years of age are eligible for ABI, for a maximum of four consecutive years and as long as they do not have coverage elsewhere.
    • I will be eligible but I`m not of age yet. When can I register?

      You can enroll in ABI up to one month before your eligible birthdate, however you will not become active in the program until you turn of age. Former youth in care become eligible at 21 and adopted youth are eligible at 18.
    • What if my situation changes and I become eligible for another benefit plan?

      You must advise OACAS ABI if your circumstances change and you become eligible for health benefits under another plan. If you register for OW or ODSP, you will still be eligible for the counselling and life skills supports.
    • Are my children covered under ABI?

      Yes, dependent children of ABI plan members are also covered by ABI. Please include their information in the application form or email us at abi@oacas.org with their name, gender, and date of birth to have them added.