County Indigent Health Care Program - Eligibility Criteria

Residence: The applicant must live in the county in which s/he applies and must intend to remain there.

Household: A CIHCP household is a person living alone or two or more persons living together where legal responsibility for support exists, excluding disqualified persons.  A disqualified person is one who receives or is categorically eligible to receive Medicaid.  

Resources: A household is eligible if the total countable household resources do not exceed:

  • $3,000.00 when a person who is aged or disabled and who meets relationship requirements lives in the home or
  • $2,000.00 for all other households.

Income: A household is eligible if its monthly net income does not exceed 21% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG).  Counties may choose to increase the monthly income standard to a maximum of 50% FPG, and still qualify to apply for state assistance funds.

CIHCP Monthly Income Standards Effective April 2017

Based on the 2017 Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG)

# of Individuals
in the
CIHCP Household

21% FPG
Minimum
Income Standard

50% FPG
Maximum
Income Standard

1

$212

$503

2

$285

$677

3

$358

$851

4

$431

$1,025

5

$504

$1,200

6

$577

$1,374

7

$650

$1,548

8

$724

$1,722

9

$797

$1,896

10

$870

$2,070

11

$943

$2,245

12

$1,016

$2,419

 Your Texas Benefits is an eligibility screening tool that can help you determine if you may be potentially eligible for a variety of assistance programs, including the County Indigent Health Care Program.

Questions regarding the program? Click here to contact our office.

Last updated April 14, 2017