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 March 1, 2016

Based on the 2016 Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG)

# of Individuals
in the
CIHCP Household

21% FPG
Minimum
Income Standard

50% FPG
Maximum
Income Standard

1

$208

$495

2

$280

$668

3

$353

$840

4

$425

$1,013

5

$498

$1,185

6

$570

$1,358

7

$643

$1,530

8

$716

$1,704

9

$788

$1,877

10

$861

$2,050

11

$934

$2,224

12

$1,007

$2,397

 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.

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Last updated March 23, 2016