Massachusetts MassHealth for Children Application Instructions
Apply by Mail
You can apply by mail after completing the application form for MassHealth. However, you will first have to get an application form. You can get it in two ways
- Phone: Call 1 888 665 9997 to reach MassHealth Enrollment Center. You can request more information about the program as well as an application form to be sent to your mailing address.
- Internet: You can get your application form by downloading it from the internet. You can download application form from MassHealth website.
After you get the form, you will be required to complete it in all respects, filling all the five pages and providing all the necessary information correctly. You will also be required to sing the form before you send it to MassHealth Enrollment Center.
Apply in Person
You can apply in person by visiting a community center near you. You will get all the information and application forms from your community center.
If you want to receive health benefits under MassHealth program, you will be required to meet certain requirements.
You will be required to meet following criteria in order to qualify for MassHealth (SCHIP):
- You are parenting children under 19 years of age
- Caretaker relative can receive MassHealth benefits if he or she is primary caretaker of a child under 19 years of age
- If you are under 19 years of age, you can apply yourself and receive benefits. Living with a family is not necessary for enrolling in the program
- You must be a resident of Massachusetts
- You must be a U.S citizen or a legal alien
- You are on low income and meet the income guidelines for the MassHealth program
However, if you are a pregnant women, disabled, blind, HIV positive, women under 65 with breast cancer or cervical cancer, you can receive health benefits in state of Massachusetts through MassHealth (Medicaid) program.
If your child already has health insurance, it will not render him or her disqualified for the MassHealth (SCHIP) program. However, your income has to be below the limits of the program to receive partial aid.