Medicaid for Parents and Caretaker Relatives of Children

The program provides health care benefits for eligible low-income parents and caretaker relatives who also have children in the home who qualify for Medicaid. The Medicaid program is broken into two different plans to accommodate certain medical needs of its recipients.

  • Basic Plan – This plan provides health, prevention, and wellness benefits for adults who don’t have special health needs. This plan includes annual physicals, immunizations, most prescriptions, doctor and hospital visits, and more.
  • Enhanced Plan –This plan is for individuals with disabilities or special health needs. This plan has all the benefits of the Basic Plan, plus additional benefits. Most of the time, individuals will need to be referred by a doctor to become eligible for the enhanced plan.

Apply Online

  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • Household Income
    • Housing Costs
    • Current Monthly Expenses
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

Apply over the Phone or In Person

  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • Household Income
    • Housing Costs
    • Current Monthly Expenses
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

Apply by Mail, Email or Fax

  • Then Apply by either:
    •  Email: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
    •  Fax: 1-866-434-8278 (toll free)
    •  Mail: Self Reliance Programs, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026
       
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID Card
    • Household Income
    • Housing Costs
    • Current Monthly Expenses
    • If applicable, Immigration Status

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Medicaid for Parents and Caretaker Relatives, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Idaho
  • A parent or caretaker relative with a child in the home
  • Meet certain income guidelines
  • Be a US Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
Maximum Monthly Income Limits
Gross Income for Adult Coverage
Household size Adult with Children
2 $289
3 $365
4 $439
5 $515
6 $590
7 $666
8 $741
Each additional member + $75

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