CHIP Informative Essay

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Getting started: Health care for children CHIP and Children’s Medicaid These programs offer health-care benefits for newborns and children age 18 and younger who live in Texas. With these programs, your child can get a wide range of services, including: • Regular checkups • Eye exam and glasses • Prescription drugs • Hospital care • Dental care • X-rays and lab tests After you fill out this form, we will find out if your child can get CHIP or Children’s Medicaid. We must first find out if each person applying for benefits can get Medicaid. If a person applying for benefits can’t get Medicaid, we find out if they can get CHIP. If your child gets CHIP benefits, you might have to pay a yearly fee. You also might have co-payments for…show more content…
0108000000 H1014-03/31/2011 Items we need Send copies of these items. We only need items that apply to your case. For example, if no one has a bank account, we do not need bank statements. Proof showing facts about people applying for benefits: We need these 3 items only for the children or pregnant woman applying for benefits, not their parents. • Social Security number – Social Security numbers (SSN) for each person applying for benefits. If a child doesn’t have a SSN, send proof that you applied for one (Form SSA 2853 or Form SSA 5028). (If you need help applying for an SSN or need proof that you applied for an SSN, call 1-800-772-1213.) • Citizenship – U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, U.S. birth certificate, hospital record of birth (copies of the front and back), or Medicare card. If the person applying was born in Texas, we might be able to look up their birth record. • Immigration status – Resident card (I-551), arrival/departure form (I-94), or papers from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. We need copies of the front and back of these forms. Proof showing money coming into the home (income): • • • •

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