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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 $1,354 or less, or the yearly income is $16,245 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $2,021 or less, or the yearly income is $24,250 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of two
  • If the monthly income is $1,833 or less, or the yearly income is $21,992 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $2,736 or less, or the yearly income is $32,828 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of three
  • If the monthly income is $2,312 or less, or the yearly income is $27,738 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $3,451 or less, or the yearly income is $41,406 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of four
  • If the monthly income is $2,789 or less, or the yearly income is $33,468 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $4,163 or less, or the yearly income is $49,959 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of five
  • If the monthly income is $3,268 or less, or the yearly income of $39,214 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $4,878 or less, or the yearly income is $58,537 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of six
  • If the monthly income is $3,747 or less, or the yearly income is $44,960 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $5,593 or less, or the yearly income is $67,115 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of seven
  • If the monthly income is $4,224 or less, or the yearly income is $50,690 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $6,306 or less, or the yearly income is $75,668 or less, you might qualify for CHIP.
A family of eight
  • If the monthly income is $4,703, or less, or the yearly income is $56,436 or less, you might qualify for Children's Medicaid.
  • If the monthly income is $7,020 or less, or the yearly income of $84,246 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?

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