Did You Know?  There are 623,000 children without health insurance in Texas. Those who lack insurance coverage typically experience far-worse health status than those insured.

Available Programs:  Uninsured children in Texas may be able to get low-cost health care from Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or no-cost health care from Children’s Medicaid.

Cost:  50 or less covers all your children for one year. Medicaid has no cost while Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is $50 or less for one year of coverage.

Benefits Include:  Choice of doctors, check up and office visits, vaccines, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams and glasses, x-rays, lab tests, special health needs, and much more.

Who Can Get It?  Find your family size on the chart below. Follow that row to the right. If your income is less than the monthly income shown in the Medicaid section, your children might get Medicaid. If your income is higher, your children might get CHIP based on the monthly income guidelines in that column. Children of families that earn higher incomes may also qualify in some cases.

Family Size Children’s Medicaid CHIP
1 $1,366 $2,039
2 $1,842 $2,750
3 $2,318 $3,461
4 $2,795 $4,172
5 $3,271 $4,882
6 $3,747 $5,593
7 $4,224 $6,306
8 $4,703 $7,020

How We Can Help:  Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) has a dedicated team of lawyers and paralegals who can help applicants who qualify for LSLA services apply for Children’s Medicaid | CHIP benefits. LSLA can enroll on your behalf and monitor the progress of your application and notify you when a decision has been made. LSLA can also help to re-certify your application when it is time for your renewal. In some circumstances LSLA may provide legal representation in your appeal process should your application be denied. Lone Star Legal Aid is a free service and you are never charged for any assistance that we provide.

Get Started:  To get started contact us at 713-652-0077 ext. 8103 or email us at healthcareforkids@lonestarlegal.org. Let the person know that you would like to talk to our team regarding Children’s Medicaid for your kids. One of our paralegals specializing in Children’s Medicaid | CHIP will talk to you to determine your eligibility for the programs. If you are eligible, we will handle all the enrollment and processing on your behalf. You can also contact us in person at our address listed below.

Lone Star Legal Aid
1415 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77002
731-652-0077 ext. 8103

*The project described is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1Z0-16-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
*The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.