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MO HealthNet for Kids Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Benefits

Program Description

The Federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), part of the MO HealthNet for Kids program, is a health insurance program for uninsured children of low-income families who do not have access to affordable health insurance.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Missouri, 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 $35,010
2 $47,190
3 $59,370
4 $71,550
5 $83,730
6 $95,910
7 $108,090
8 $120,270
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

You may apply for this benefit online at:
http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhk/appl.htm

Or you may print out the application at: http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/formsmanual/pdf/im-1ssl.pdf.

Program Contact Information

To learn more about Missouri MO HealthNet for Kids, please visit: http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhk/index.htm
For more information on Missouri MO HealthNet for Kids, please call (translation services available): 1-888-275-5908
You may also send an e-mail message to: mcplus@dss.mo.gov