Content begins here

Can I Get It?

Do not remove or backspace to this line, calculator hook

See income guideline chart

Income Guidelines for CHIP/Children's Medicaid

Your income is money you get paid before taxes are taken out. Children of families that earn higher incomes may also qualify in some cases.

A family of one
  • If the monthly income is $1,343 or less, or the yearly income is $16,113 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $2,004 or less, or the yearly income is $24,053 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of two
  • If the monthly income is $1,809 or less, or the yearly income is $21,710 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $2,701 or less, or the yearly income is $32,408 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of three
  • If the monthly income is $2,277 or less, or the yearly income is $27,324 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $3,399 or less, or the yearly income is $40,788 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of four
  • If the monthly income is $2,743 or less, or the yearly income is $32,921 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $4,095 or less, or the yearly income is $49,143 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of five
  • If the monthly income is $3,210 or less, or the yearly income of $38,519 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $4,792 or less, or the yearly income is $57,499 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of six
  • If the monthly income is $3,678 or less, or the yearly income is $44,132 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $5,490 or less, or the yearly income is $65,879 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of seven
  • If the monthly income is $4,144 or less, or the yearly income is $49,730 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $6,186 or less, or the yearly income is $74,324 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.
A family of eight
  • If the monthly income is $4,611, or less, or the yearly income is $55,327 or less, you may qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $6,882 or less, or the yearly income of $82,590 or less, you may qualify for CHIP.

To qualify, a child must be:

  • Age 18 or younger*.
    *Children up to age 20 can qualify for Medicaid in some cases.
  • A Texas resident.
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

What if I am not a U.S. citizen?
We do not ask about the citizenship or immigration status of the parent. Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident in Texas to be considered for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid coverage.

Who can apply?

  • Any adult who lives more than half the time with an uninsured child may apply. This includes parents, stepparents, grandparents, other relatives, legal guardians, or adult brothers or sisters.
  • Anyone age 19 or younger who lives on their own can apply.
  • A pregnant person of any age can apply for CHIP perinatal services for her unborn child or apply for Medicaid.

Did your child have private insurance in the past 90 days?

Apply Now Online