This table represents the list of different types of organizations where individuals and families can get help determining their eligibility for public health insurance as well as assistance with completing the application process.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provide nutritious meals to children in New York City Public Schools. All children attending schools that offer these programs can receive breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is free for all students. Some children will qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and others pay the full cost of meals, depending on family and income. This income chart sets forth the different meal costs.This chart is only a guide. Individuals should see school office personnel for assistance.
NOTE: Chart effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Subject to annual income updates.
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a special supplemental food program that provides nutritious foods, milk, juice, formula and other items to low income pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age 5.This chart is only a guide. Individuals should see a WIC enrollment counselor for eligibility screening. Eligibility requirements include certain criteria and income levels as listed here.
* Pregnant women count as two individuals.
NOTE: Chart effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; subject to annual income updates.
The Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) is a free and completely confidential New York State program that provides family planning services to teens, women and men who meet certain income and residency requirements, and who are not enrolled in Medicaid or Family Health Plus. You may obtain coverage through FPBP if you meet certain Eligibility Criteria and your income is equal to or less than the income levels listed here. This chart is only a guide. Individuals should see an enrollment counselor for eligibility screening.
* Pregnant Women count as two individuals.
NOTE: Chart effective January 1, 2012; subject to annual income updates.
The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities offers people with disabilities who are working, and earning more than the allowable limits for regular Medicaid, the opportunity to keep their health care coverage through Medicaid. Eligibility requirements include certain criteria and income levels as listed here. This chart is only a guide. Individuals should see an enrollment counselor for eligibility screening. NOTE: Chart effective January 1, 2012; subject to annual income updates.
This table represents details of Prenatal Care Services program. Prenatal Care Services through Medicaid is a comprehensive prenatal care program that offers complete pregnancy care and other health services to women and teens who live in New York State and meet income guidelines. Health insurance is available for pregnant women regardless of their immigration status. Under Prenatal Care Services, pregnant women receive prenatal health services, such as lab tests, HIV tests, nutrition screenings, and other services related to their pregnancy and for at least two months after delivery. Babies receive health care services for at least one year after birth.
This table represents details of CHP (Child Health Plus) insurance. Child Health Plus provides free or low-cost health insurance for children under the age of 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid, coverage for children. All children receive their health care through a managed care plan. There are no immigration requirements for Child Health Plus.
This table represents details of Medicaid income levels (ages 65 and up). Medicaid provides free health insurance for low-income older adults. Eligible adults receive their medical care through a managed care plan or fee-for-service. While ones application is being processed, Medicaid may provide up to 90 days of retroactive coverage for unpaid medical bills, if the individual is eligible during those 90 days.
† July 2007 data reflects a transfer of Cash Assistance persons & cases from SNNC to Family Assistance & 60 month converted (MOE) due to a State charge code reconciliation performed by OTDA.
†† Due to a Utility Reconciliation Process run by the state to issue refunds for utility overpayments to CA cases that were closed, there was an artificial increase in the caseload for the month of June 2011 of approximately 2,600 persons.
††† Prior to June 2013, some 60 Month Converted cases that were changed by New York State programming directives to the Family Assistance category continued to be reported as 60 Month Converted cases. Beginning in June 2013, these cases are reported correctly in the Family Assistance category.
This table represents details of Medicaid (coverage for Adults). Medicaid provides free health insurance for low-income adults. Eligible adults receive their medical care through a managed care plan or fee-for-service. While your application is being processed, Medicaid may provide up to 90 days of retroactive coverage for unpaid medical bills, if you are eligible during those 90 days.