2100, Residence

Revision 20-0; Effective November 2019

2110 General Principles

Revision 20-0; Effective November 2019

A person must live in the Texas county in which he applies. There is no durational requirement for residency.

An inmate of a county correctional facility, who is a resident of another Texas county, would not be required to apply for assistance to their county of residence. They may apply for assistance to the county of where they are incarcerated.

A person lives in the county if the person’s home or fixed place of habitation is in the county and the person intends to return to the county after any temporary absences.

A person with no fixed residence, or a new resident in the county who declares intent to remain in the county, is also considered a county resident.

A person does not lose residency status because of a temporary absence from the county. No time limits are placed on a person’s absence from the county.

A person cannot qualify for CIHCP from more than one county simultaneously.

Persons Not Considered Residents:

  • An inmate or resident of a state school or institution operated by any state agency;
  • An inmate, patient or resident of a school or institution operated by a federal agency;
  • A minor student primarily supported by his parents whose home residence is in another county or state; and
  • A person who moved into the county solely to obtain health care assistance.

2120 Verifying Residence

Revision 20-0; Effective November 2019

Residency may be verified, if it is questionable. Proof may include, but is not limited to:

  • Mail addressed to the applicant, spouse or children;
  • Texas driver license or other official identification;
  • Rent, mortgage payment or utility receipt;
  • Property tax receipt;
  • Voting record;
  • School enrollment records; and
  • Statement from a landlord, neighbor or other reliable source.

2130 Documenting Residence

Revision 20-0; Effective November 2019

On Form 3065, Worksheet, document why information regarding residence is questionable and how questionable residence is verified.