It 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 19 with income no higher than 300% of the federal poverty income limits. To apply online, visit www.nheasy.nh.gov. You can also print out an application to complete
Form 800P (English) (Spanish) (Nepali)
Children with Severe Disabilities (CSD): special coverage for disabled children under 18 or under 19 if attending high school or its equivalency full-time. 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!
Eligibility for medical assistance is based on family size and income. Income includes any income earned from working or self-employment, and unearned income such as child support, alimony, Social Security Disability (SSDI), other Social Security payments, unemployment, Veteran's, or Worker's Compensation benefits, or any income received on a regular basis. Your family's income may be adjusted to reflect certain additional expenses such as:
- Child Care so you can work.
- Court-Ordered Child or Spousal Support.
- Wage garnishment
- Age: Your child must be under the age of 19.
- 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.
- Insurance Status: Your child may be eligible for Children's Medicaid regardless of insurance status.
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