Texas – CHIP - Eligibility

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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


The State of Texas determines eligibility for this plan.

Who qualifies?
To qualify for CHIP or Children's Medicaid, a child must be age 18 or younger, a Texas resident and a U.S citizen or legal permanent resident. The citizenship or immigration status of the parents does not affect the children's eligibility and is not reported on the application form.

Who can apply?
Any adult who lives with an uninsured child and provides care for that child can apply. This includes parents, step-parents, grandparents, other relatives, legal guardians or adult brothers or sisters.


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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)