Newborns whose mother was covered for HFS medical benefits for the newborn's birth are deemed eligible and are continuously eligible for medical benefits until they are a year old regardless of changes in income. The newborn's certification period will be set to end on the last day of the 13th month following their month of birth.
Example: Timmy is a deemed newborn with a birthdate of 5/18/2022. Timmy receives an initial certification period of: 5/1/2022 - 5/31/2023.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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