Eligibility

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Household Composition
A CIHCP household is a single person living alone or two or more persons living together where legal responsibility for support exists. Household members who are eligible for Medicaid are excluded from the household when determining CIHCP eligibility, but should be listed on the application.

Residency
An applicant must live in and intend to remain in Fort Bend. An applicant must also be a U.S. citizen, a Legal Permanent Resident who was issued residency before 08/22/96 or an alien who meets certain criteria and has documentation to prove that they have been consistently living in the U.S. prior to 08/22/96. For more details, see the Citizens section of the Application Requirements page in the Forms section.

Income
Fort Bend County is required to cover individuals with countable income of 21% or lower of the federal poverty income level (FPIL). Certain amounts of income may be exempt if there are work related expenses and/or child/dependent care costs.

CIHCP Household Size 21% of Federal Poverty Income Limits
(Effective APRIL 2013)
1 202
2 272
3 342
4 413
5 483
6 553
7 624
8 694
9 764
10 835

Resources
Household resources may not exceed $2,000.00. If the household includes a disabled member, the limit is $3,000 (must show proof of disability-Physicians Statement).