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Maine MaineCare (SCHIP) Benefits

Program Description

MaineCare provides free or low-cost health insurance for families with children and pregnant women.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Maine, 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
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Applications can be found here:

Once completed, mail or fax in your application and supporting documentation to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office. Locate your nearest DHHS office here:

To get more information or help filling out an application, please call the Department of Human Services toll-free at:

You may also call the Covering Kids and Teens Help Line toll-free and TDD/TTY at:

Program Contact Information

For more information on MainCare, please visit our web site at: