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Family & Children Medicaid

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What type of Medicaid does the Department of Social Services offer and what is the age limit?

There are a variety of Family and Children Medicaid programs that the Department of Social Services offer for children under the age of 21 years old.   MAF, MIC, MPW, NCHC.   Please click on the DEFINITION to explain the eligibility and age limits

2. What is the income limit for Medicaid?

The income limit varies depending upon the program of interest.  For more information please click on the ATTACHMENT CHARTS to explain the income limit based upon the number of members in the budget unit.

3. How can I apply for Medicaid and do I have to make an appointment?

An application may be made at the Department of Social Services, or an individual may pick up an application or request an application by telephone or mail. The application may then be completed and mailed in.  Appointments  are not necessary but can be arranged for working and disabled individuals who would like assistance with their application. Applications are also available at Health Departments and other local entities as determined by the local coalition formed by the DSS and Health Department directors.  For more information click on the INTAKE PROCEDURES to explain more about the applying process.

4. I have been hearing about a medical program for children that is not Medicaid, what is it called and how do I apply for it?

The program you are referring to is called the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the national level or known here as the North Carolina Health Choice Program for Children”.  This is a health insurance program for uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid under the age of 19 whose countable income falls under a specified percentage of the Federal Poverty Limit.  Funding for this program is capped.  For more information on the income limit click on NCHC 3225 ATTACHEMENT I.

For More information please visit the Family & Children's Medicaid Manual Table of Contents

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