Young Adult Information

PanAid is an opportunity specifically applicable for older youth and young adults ages 18 up to their 27th birthday who were placed in foster care by DFPS and “aged out of care” and is designed to help them afford immediate and basic needs such as rent, groceries, cell phone bills and more.  

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If you are a young adult ages 18-26, have aged out of the foster care system in Texas, and have experienced financial impact due to COVID-19, you are eligible to apply for financial aid for basic needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to pay any of the funds back?

No, we will confirm all eligibility, so once you have received the money you will not have to pay any back.

What if my name is different from what it was when I was in care?

There is a place to include different names on the application.

What is the application deadline?

September 15, 2021

When will my application be approved or denied for pandemic relief funds?

We expect the approval process to take approximately 2 weeks, but the time may vary depending on the number of requests we receive.

If my application is approved, when can I expect to receive pandemic relief funds?

We are working to get the funds distributed as quickly as possible. Our intent is to get money to you within a month of your application but the time may vary depending on the number of requests we receive.

What if I don’t have a bank account?

Our fund distribution partners have ways to send money that does not require a bank account.  Some are issuing checks and others are offering cash cards.

Who do I contact if I’m having trouble with applying?

Contact one of our fund distributions partners. If you cannot find one or you are having difficulty after contacting them, you can contact panaid@tacfs.org or Monarch Family Services at  281-236-3989, option 7.

Is there a way I can go back and add funds that I didn’t include on my application?

There is not a way to change your application, but you may submit a second application and include new expenses. Just make sure to clearly show the expenses as different from the ones included in your previous application.

What if I don’t have receipts?

If you do not have receipts, you may attest (swear) that the expenses are accurate and eligible on the application.

Can I still apply if I am in extended foster care? SIL?

Yes, as long as you are between 18 and 26 and  you have not received or intend to receive money or other resources to cover the expenses you are asking for reimbursement for.

Are the funds young people receive taxable?

There is not yet a definite statement from the IRS but we have been told it is not taxable by our child welfare partners. We will update this page if we learn of more information.

When should I expect to hear something back from my organization about funds

We are working to get information to our partner organizations.  Our intent is to get money to you within a month of your application but the time may vary depending on the number of requests we receive.

Do I qualify for funds if I was in care but got adopted?

No, you must have aged out of care.

How long will it take for the application to be processed?

Our intent is to process applications with two weeks, but the time may vary depending on the number of requests we receive