Medicaid eligibility must be redetermined once every 12 months.
A child/youth is Medicaid eligible if he or she meets the following conditions:
Note: A child/youth receiving DCFS services qualifies for medical coverage regardless of Medicaid eligibility. A Medicaid eligibility determination is required to identify eligible cases for federal claiming.
The child's age, U.S. citizenship/immigration status and Social Security Number (SSN) can be verified through IES Data Exchange or through BlueZone PACIS clearances as needed.
The following children/youth are deemed eligible for Medicaid (a separate Medicaid determination is not required):
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