Medicaid Eligibility (Healthy Connections)
What is Connecting Kids to Coverage?
The Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) is a national outreach and enrollment initiative funded under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). The Affordable Care Act, reaches out to families with children and teens eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The eligibility staff is accessible to those who want to apply for coverage. In addition to our outreach and enrollment staff, the eligibility staff will assist individuals with signing up for Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) through Marketplace.
What is Healthy Connections?
Healthy Connections is South Carolina’s Medicaid program. It is a medical assistance program that helps pay for some or all medical bills for many people who cannot afford medical care. The program also assists individuals who are over 65 or have a disability with the costs of nursing facility care and other medical expenses. Eligibility is usually based on applicants’ income and assets. Healthy Connections is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) and pays medical bills with state and federal tax money.
Am I Eligible?
Many groups of people can be covered by Healthy Connections. Eligibility is determined by several factors, which may include your age; whether you are pregnant, have a disability; income and assets; and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien. If you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Healthy Connections coverage even if you are unsure of your eligibility.
How do I Apply?
To apply for Healthy Connections, you will need to complete and submit an application. You may also apply with one of the Family Health Centers, Inc. eligibility staff members in person or over the telephone.
TO APPLY, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD:
- Date of birth
- Social Security Number
- Income from jobs or training
- Benefits received now (or received in the past), such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veteran’s benefits or child support.
- Amount of money in your checking account, savings accounts or other resources you own.
- Monthly rent, mortgage payment and utility bills.
- Payments for adult or child care health coverage and/or medical benefits you currently have.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY CALL 803-531-6900 OR 866-506-9342