· Residence. The applicant must live in the county in which s/he applies and must intend to remain there.
· Household. A CIHCP household is a person living alone or two or more persons living together where legal responsibility for support exists, excluding disqualified persons. A disqualified person is one who receives or is categorically eligible to receive Medicaid.
· Resources. A household is eligible if the total countable household resources do not exceed:
o $3,000.00 when a person who is aged or disabled and who meets relationship requirements lives in the home or
o $2,000.00 for all other households.
· Income. A household is eligible if its monthly net income does not exceed 21% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG). Counties may choose to increase the monthly income standard to a maximum of 50% FPG, and still qualify to apply for state assistance funds.
April 1, 2013
||21% of FPG
Your Texas Benefits is an eligibility screening tool that can help you determine if you may be potentially eligible for a variety of assistance programs, including the County Indigent Health Care Program.
You may also wish to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions on our FAQ page.