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Am I Eligible?

Who is Eligible?

Children younger than 19 who live in families with income at or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

2013 KCHIP Income Limits

Number of Family Members
(include parents and children)*

Total Monthly Family Income
(before taxes)

Total Annual Family Income
(before taxes)

























Note: Income limits change annually based on the publication of the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL). This table shows the 200 percent FPL guidelines.

*A family is considered to be a child or children and the natural or adoptive parents residing together in a household. For family units of more than eight members, add $670 per month for each additional member.

Eligibility FAQs

If a parent voluntarily leaves a job, are his/her children immediately eligible for KCHIP benefits?

If a parent voluntarily leaves a job, the children are not immediately eligible for KCHIP. There will be a six-month waiting period.

Is my child eligible for KCHIP if I have dropped health coverage?

Your child may be eligible, depending on your income level. Contact your local DCBS office, or call (877)KCHIP-18 ((877) 524-4718) for more information.

How long will it take to find out if my child is eligible?

The local DCBS office has 30 calendar days from the date your application is processed to determine eligibility. Processing your application may take longer if any required information is missing, incomplete or inaccurate. However, coverage for children determined eligible for KCHIP begins on the date the application is received.


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Additional Resources

Do you have other questions regarding your children's health? Click here for links to more information and services.

For links to additional state and national agencies, check out the KCHIP Links.


Last Updated 3/18/2014
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