What are the qualifications for CHIP and how much does it cost?

These questions are answered on the CHIP website: https://tchp.us/apply/do-i-qualify

Who can qualify?

To qualify, a child must be:

  • Age 18 or younger (Children up to age 20 may be able to get Medicaid in some cases).
  • A pregnant woman of any age can apply for CHIP perinatal services or Medicaid for her unborn child.
  • A Texas resident. uA U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Who can apply?

  • Any adult who lives more than half the time with an uninsured child may apply. This includes parents, stepparents, grandparents, other relatives, legal guardians, or adult brothers or sisters.
  • Anyone age 19 or younger who lives on their own can apply.
  • A pregnant woman of any age.


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