How to:
Self-Enroll on Medicaid

 

Medicaid vs. Maryland Children's Program: What is right for me? 

Medicaid 

Who this is for: 

  • 18+ Adults who make up to $1482/month (if more people live with you, check out the chart below!) 

  • Individuals 18-26 that have aged out of foster care, regardless of income 

  • Pregnant Individuals who live alone

  • Pregnant Individuals that live with family members (check out the chart below for eligibility criteria based on family size) 

Apply if: You are an 18+ adult with an income less than $1482 a month or a pregnant individual with any income

Maryland Children's Health Program 

Who this is for: 

  • 19 and under individuals whose caregivers make up to $2266/month

  • Children of caregivers that make up to $3458/month qualify for MCHP Premium

  • Virtually ALL Children without insurance qualify. 

Apply if: You are under 19 years of age and live with caregivers (whoever takes care of you most of the time) that make below a certain amount of money. It is $4661/month for families of 4 (see household/income chart for more info) 

Your age can help you narrow between Medicaid and MCHP.

Over 19 years old: Medicaid

Between 18 and 19 years old: The choice is yours, but your income can help you decide (see step 2). 

Under 18 years old: Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) or MCHP Premium

Use the chart below to help you determine your eligibility. 

How to read this table: 

Column 1 - Household Size: This is how many people live in your house. If you live alone, your household size is 1. 

Column 2 - Adult Income Maximum: This is the amount of money your household can make UP TO in a month and still qualify for Medicaid if you are above 18. 

Column 3 - Children Income Maximum: This is the amount of money your household can make UP TO in a month and still qualify for Maryland Children's Health Program. 

Column 4 - Children Income Maximum: This is the amount of money your household can make UP TO in a month and still qualify for Maryland Children's Health Program Premium. 

Column 5 - Pregnant Women Maximum: This is the amount of money a pregnant individual can make UP TO in a month and qualify for Medicaid. 

If you are under the number in the table of your specific column, you may be eligible. 

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If you think you are eligible, you can take the following steps to apply for either Medicaid or MCHP! 

OR Apply on your phone

with the Maryland Health Connection Mobile App

OR Call

1-855-642-8572

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