To be eligible for this benefit program, applicants must live in the state in which they apply and meet all of the following:
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
In some cases, the income eligibility for children can be higher. Depending on your income level, you may need to pay low premiums and cost-sharing for some services. See your state's program information for details.
You can enroll in CHIP anytime, and can apply online, by phone, by mail or in person. You can apply using the online application or directly at your state’s Medicaid or CHIP agency. For specific information about CHIP in your state, including steps to apply, visit InsureKidsNow.gov.