The MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for Families provides medical care for children under 19 years of age whose family income falls within certain guidelines.
How do I get help?
After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Family Support Division. If you are eligible for services, you will be issued a “MO HealthNet Identification Card,” and explanation of the medical services available to you. For information regarding medical coverage included with MO HealthNet for Kids, see Medical Services-MO HealthNet.
There is no cash grant with this program.
Already applied for MO HealthNet? Check the status of your application.
Who is eligible?
- who is under 19 years of age;
- who applies for a social security number;
- who lives in Missouri;
- who is a United States citizen or an eligible qualified non-citizen (NOTE: receipt of MO HealthNet benefits does NOT subject qualified non-citizens to public charge consideration, see a full list of benefits not subject to public charge consideration);
- the parent must cooperate with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) in the pursuit of medical support; and
- whose countable family income meets the income guidelines below
MO HealthNet for Kids Non-SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan)
Children (regardless of insurance status) are eligible if monthly family Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) does not exceed the following:
- 196% FPL for children under age 1
- 148% FPL for ages 1-18
MO HealthNet for Kids (SCHIP)
Children with monthly family MAGI above the limits referenced above may be eligible under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program if the following criteria are met:
- Uninsured children whose family MAGI is over the above limits but under 150% FPL, may be eligible for non-premium coverage.
- Uninsured children whose family MAGI is over 150% FPL up to 300% FPL may be eligible for premium coverage;
- Children in families with gross income over 150% FPL cannot have access to affordable health insurance (from $75 to $189 per month, based on family size and income) and the family must pay a monthly premium. Premium amounts change July of each year. The premium is based on family size and income to insure that no family pays more than 5% of their income for coverage. View the Premium Schedules
Families in certain areas of the state will choose coverage through a health plan; others will receive services from MO HealthNet approved providers. View Health Plan Service Providers For Your Region