Health Insurance

Am I eligible?

How do I apply?

Medicaid coverage to individuals who age out of foster care or age out of Chafee Independence Program Medicaid, through the last day of the month in which the individuals reach 26 years of age.

Applicants may not be determined ineligible based on a diagnosis or pre-existing condition.
 
The following basic eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for Chafee Independence Program Medicaid or Former Foster Care Medicaid:

  1. Age
    a. Must have been in foster care (in Georgia or any other state) and received benefits on their 18th birthday;
    b. Must be under the age of 21 for Chafee Independence Program Medicaid;
    c. Must be under the age of 26 for Former Foster Care Medicaid.
  2. Enumeration: Must have a Social Security Number or an application for a Social Security Number
  3. Residency: Must be a resident of the state of Georgia
  4. Citizenship/Immigration Status/Identity: Individuals who were in foster care under Title IVB or Title IV-E of the Social Security Act are exempt from providing additional documentary evidence of citizenship/immigration status/identity as long as they were in foster care in Georgia
  5. There are no income or resource limits for either Chafee or Former Foster Care Medicaid

Emergency Assistance

Place contact Independent Living Specialist here.

Or address inquiries to HealthMatters at the Department of Human Services here.

Am I eligible?

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

The following basic eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for Chafee Independence Program Medicaid or Former Foster Care Medicaid:
 

  • Age
    a. Must have been in foster care (in Georgia or any other state) and received benefits on their 18th birthday;
    b. Must be under the age of 21 for Chafee Independence Program Medicaid;
    c. Must be under the age of 26 for Former Foster Care Medicaid.
  • Enumeration: Must have a Social Security Number or an application for a Social Security Number
  • Residency: Must be a resident of the state of Georgia
  • Citizenship/Immigration Status/Identity: Individuals who were in foster care under Title IVB or Title IV-E of the Social Security Act are exempt from providing additional documentary evidence of citizenship/immigration status/identity as long as they were in foster care in Georgia
  • There are no income or resource limits for either Chafee or Former Foster Care Medicaid

How do I apply?

YOUTH WHO EXITED CARE PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2014:

Youth should contact RSM Project (800) 809-7276 and request Chafee Medicaid if between the ages of 18-21 or Former Foster Care Medicaid if between the ages of 21-26.

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