Health Care

Medicaid for an adult caring for a child

What it offers

Covers needed services, which could include:

  • Doctor’s visits
  • Vaccines
  • Drugs ordered by a doctor
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Hospital care
  • Glasses
  • Rides to the doctor

Learn more about STAR plans, including other services that my be covered

Who is it for?

An adult caring for a child. For the adult to get this type of Medicaid, the child they are caring for must:

  • Live with them.
  • Get Medicaid.
  • Be age 17 or younger or age 18 and attending school full time.

The adult caring for the child must be a:

  • Parent
  • Step-parent
  • Sibling
  • Step-sibling
  • Grandparent
  • Uncle or aunt
  • Nephew or niece
  • First cousin
  • A child of a first cousin (first cousin once removed)
Maximum monthly income limits
Family size One Parent Two Parent
1 $103 --------
2 $196 $161
3 $230 $251
4 $277 $285
5 $310 $332
Each additional person, add: $52 $52