D-410, General Policy

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015


An individual must be a U.S. citizen or alien with acceptable status to qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The date of entry does not apply.

Review the alien status document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and status code to determine the immigration/alien status. Refer to A-342, TANF and Medical Programs Alien Status Eligibility Charts.

CHIP Perinatal

A pregnant woman does not have to meet the citizenship or alien status requirements in order to be eligible for CHIP perinatal.

Applicants who possess temporary visas are eligible for CHIP perinatal as long as they meet residency eligibility requirements. See D-700, Residency.

Pregnant women potentially eligible for Medicaid who fail to provide verification of citizenship or alien status are not eligible for CHIP perinatal.