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Eligibility - Children's Medical Assistance

Boys Running in FieldIt is the goal of DHHS and the Division of Family Assistance to ensure that each child in NH has access to quality health care. We do this by working in partnership with the medical and dental insurers, hospitals, community health centers, healthcare providers, schools and social service agencies across the state.

Children's Medicaid (CM): provides free health and dental coverage for children up to age 20 with net income no higher than 196% of the federal poverty levels (FPL). I would like to apply!

Expanded Children's Medicaid (Expanded CM): provides free health and dental coverage for children up to age 19 with net income higher than 196% of the FPL but no higher than 318% of the FPL. I would like to apply!

Children with Severe Disabilities (CSD): special coverage for disabled children up to age 20 with income no higher than 196% of the FPL. The disabled child does not have to be living with a parent or relative to receive this coverage. I would like to apply!

Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities (HCCSD): for severely disabled children up to age 19 whose medical disability is so severe that they qualify for institutional care but who are being cared for at home. Only the income and resources of the disabled child are counted towards eligibility for this program. Commonly known as the "Katie Beckett" option. I would like to apply!

Financial Eligibility

Eligibility for medical assistance is based on household size and income. Income includes any income earned from working or self-employment, and unearned income such as child support (for HC-CSD only), alimony, unemployment, Veteran's benefits (for HC-CSD only), or Worker's Compensation benefits, or any income received on a regular basis.

Non-financial Eligibility

  • Age: Your child must be under the age of 19 or 20, depending upon the program.
  • Residency: Your child must be a NH resident.
  • Citizenship: Your child must be a US citizen or an eligible qualified noncitizen.
  • Social Security Number: Your child's SSN must be provided.

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