Your child may still be eligible,
even if you don’t qualify for benefits!
Children who are under the age of 18 may still be eligible for Medicaid coverage, even if their parents do not meet the requirements.
In January 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Special rules were put in place during the COVID-19 PHE to allow more people to get access to and keep their Medicaid benefits. Prior to the PHE, New Mexico would review information provided by beneficiaries and renew their participation in Medicaid if they still qualified.
However, when the continuous coverage requirement expires at the end of the PHE, New Mexico will need to conduct a full redetermination for all beneficiaries who would have otherwise been subject to redetermination. Everyone enrolled in Medicaid or SNAP will need to renew when notified. Even if you don’t qualify for benefits, your child is still eligible in most cases. In New Mexico, children who are 18 years of age or younger may be eligible for Medicaid coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) even if their parents do not qualify based on income. Children from families with incomes up to 138 – 240% (ages 6-18) and 200 – 300% FPL (ages 0-5) of the federal poverty level are eligible for CHIP coverage.
Medicaid/ CHIP Info: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/nm/index.html
Learn more about CHIP: https://nashp.org/new-mexico-chip-fact-sheet/
To complete a Centennial Care application over the phone, call 1-855-637-6574.
- Update your contact information today. Make sure you receive important Medicaid and SNAP renewal notices. Via chat https://d3rnc53tslgjau.cloudfront.net/ or call 1-800-283-4465
- Watch for your turquoise envelope or your electronic notices via email or text if you’ve opted for that method of communication. When you are notified that it’s time to renew, sign in at yes.state.nm.us and click the Renew My Benefits button.
- Questions? Call 1-800-283-4465 7am-6:30 pm MT, Monday -Friday.
Learn more: https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/