Health Insurance for Children

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AHCCCS offers health insurance for eligible children (under 19 years old). For those who qualify, there are no monthly premiums.


Who Can Receive Services

The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant:

  • Is an Arizona resident
  • Is a United States citizen [PDF] or a qualified immigrant (If the child is not a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant, the child may still be eligible for emergency services.)
  • Has a Social Security number or applies for one
    • To apply for a Social Security number visit the U.S. Social Security Administration
    • Make a copy of the form submitted as confirmation of applying for a Social Security Number
  • Is under the income limit.

Income Limits

This chart shows how much money a person can receive each month before taxes (gross monthly income) and other deductions are subtracted.

Monthly Income Limit (Under age 1)
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Limit
1 $1430
2 $1927
3 $2425
4 $2922
5 $3419
Each additional person $497

Monthly Income Limit (Age 1 through 5)
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Limit
1 $1372
2 $1849
3 $2326
4 $2803
5 $3280
Each additional person $477

Monthly Income Limit (Age 6 through 18)
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Limit
1 $1294
2 $1744
3 $2194
4 $2644
5 $3094
Each additional person $450

Income limits change every April 1.


KidsCare

If the child's income is too high for AHCCCS Health Insurance, the child may qualify for KidsCare at a low monthly premium.

KidsCare Information


Program for Those Previously Enrolled in DES Foster Care

If the child is under age 26 and was in the custody of the Department of Economic Security (DES) and placed in a foster home or with a child welfare agency on the child's 18th birthday, the child may qualify for AHCCCS Health Insurance regardless of how much money the child has.

 

Additional Information

Please use the Applicants Menu on the left for information about how to apply, covered services, available health plans, and additional resources. For other questions, please contact us.


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