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Can I Get It?

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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 $1,337 or less, or the yearly income is $16,040 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $2,021 or less, or the yearly income is $24,241 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of two
  • If the monthly income is $1,800 or less, or the yearly income is $21,600 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $2,721 or less, or the yearly income is $32,643 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of three
  • If the monthly income is $2,264 or less, or the yearly income is $27,159 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $3,421 or less, or the yearly income is $41,045 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of four
  • If the monthly income is $2,727 or less, or the yearly income is $32,718 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $4,121 or less, or the yearly income is $49,446 or less, you might qualify for CHIP
A family of five
  • If the monthly income is $3,190 or less, or the yearly income of $38,278 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $4,821 or less, or the yearly income is $57,848 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of six
  • If the monthly income is $3,654 or less, or the yearly income is $43,837 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $5,521 or less, or the yearly income is $66,250 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of seven
  • If the monthly income is $4,117 or less, or the yearly income is $49,397 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $6,221 or less, or the yearly income is $74,652 or less, you might qualify for CHIP
A family of eight
  • If the monthly income is $4,580, or less, or the yearly income is $54,956 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $6,922 or less, or the yearly income of $83,054 or less, you might 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?

Medicaid for Former Foster Care Children.

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