Rhode Island – Children with Special Health Care Needs - Eligibility

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Children with Special Health Care Needs

Who can join?
UnitedHealthcare offers coverage to beneficiaries of Rhode Island's RIte Care program, including Children With Special Healthcare Needs. Children with Special Healthcare Needs includes: children who are eligible for Rhode Island Medical Assistance through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Katie Beckett or Adoption Subsidy.) Eligibility for enrollment in RIte Care is determined by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Eligibility basis

  • Children under the age of 21 are eligible for Medical Assistance due to their eligibility for Katie Becket, SSI, or Adoption subsidy
  • Must live in Rhode Island
  • Are not covered by other health insurance
  • And do not live in an institutional long-term facility