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Florida KidCare (SCHIP) Benefits

Program Description

Florida KidCare offers affordable, low-cost health insurance for the uninsured children of Florida. No interview required, just fill out and mail the easy, one-page application and we will tell you if your child is eligible.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Florida, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,340
2 $31,460
3 $39,580
4 $47,700
5 $55,820
6 $63,940
7 $72,060
8 $80,180

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

You may apply online by going to:

Or, to download the one-page application and instructions, visit:

You may also call toll-free to request an application be mailed to you:

TTY users can call toll-free at 1-877-316-8748.

Your application will be screened for Children's Medicaid. If eligible, you will receive a notice from the Department of Children and Families advising you when Medicaid benefits begin.

Note: Children who are members of federally recognized American Indian or Native Alaskan tribes may be eligible for free coverage. Click here for additional information:

Program Contact Information

For more information on Florida's KidCare Family of programs, please visit our website at: