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 2018

Based on the 2018 Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG)

# of Individuals
in the
CIHCP Household

21% FPG
Minimum
Income Standard

50% FPG
Maximum
Income Standard

1

$213

$506

2

$289

$686

3

$364

$866

4

$440

$1,046

5

$515

$1,226

6

$591

$1,406

7

$667

$1,586

8

$742

$1,766

9

$818

$1,946

10

$893

$2,126

11

$969

$2,306

12

$1,045

$2,486

 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 April 2, 2018