The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to uninsured children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private coverage.

Coverage options:

What else do I need to know about CHIP?

•In all states, CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers parents and pregnant women.
•Each state works closely with its state Medicaid program.
•In many cases, if you qualify for Medicaid your children will qualify for either Medicaid or CHIP.

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Who is eligible?

  • Children and Teens up to age 19
  • A pregnant person of any age can apply for CHIP perinatal services for her unborn child
  • U.S. Citizens and certain lawfully present immigrants may be eligible

What do I need to apply?

  • Proof of Identity- these could include social security numbers for children applying for coverage
  • Proof of Citizenship or immigration status-U.S. birth certificate, US passport, Certificate of Naturalization
  • Proof of money your family gets (income)-includes paycheck stubs, proof of self-employment income, child support check stub
  • Proof of what you pay to take care of others (expenses) includes receipts or cancelled checks from the person you pay for – 1)  Child or adult care 2) Child support, or 3) alimony
  • Financial Resources (Checking Acct, Stocks, bonds, 401K, trust funds, Deeds to owned property)

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