Iowa Hawk Application Information

The Healthy and Well kids in Iowa (HAWK-I) program is an initiative by the state of Iowa to provide health care coverage for kids in families with low income. The program aims at making sure that all residents of Iowa have access to quality healthcare regardless of whether they can afford it or not.

The program is sponsored and administered by the Iowa department of health, which accepts applications on a continuous basis? HAWK-I is useful for families which have income that is too high to qualify for MEDICAID but also too low to afford private health care coverage.

Depending on the income level some families pay nothing while others pay between $10 and $40 on a monthly basis.

The program does not charge any fee too Native Americans who have proof of Indian blood or any established tribal affiliations with Indians.

In terms of income qualification, 20% of income is not counted when making comparisons on the various income levels. However this only applies to "earned income" and not applies to unearned income like child support, social security of unemployment income.

Some of the services afforded by the healthy and well kid Iowa include: doctor visits, outpatient services, speech therapy, medical equipment, hearing examinations, inpatient services, and eye care among others.

In order to find more information about the financial requirements of the Healthy and Well Kids Iowa, you can review the following income chart:

Family Size Family's Yearly Countable Income: Medicaid Family's Yearly Countable Income: Hawki (Free) Family's Yearly Countable Income: Hawki ($10 per child) Family's Yearly Countable Income: Hawki ($20 per child)
1 Up to $24,359 $24,360 to $26,400 $26,401 to $35,436 $35,437 to $44,040
2 Up to $32,939 $32,940 to $35,700 $35,701 to $47,928 $47,929 to $59,556
3 Up to $41,519 $41,520 to $45,000 $45,001 to $60,420 $60,421 to $75,084
4 Up to $50,099 $50,100 to $54,300 $54,301 to $72,900 $72,901 to $90,600
5 Up to $58,691 $58,692 to $63,612 $63,613 to $85,392 $85,393 to $106,128
6 Up to $67,271 $67,272 to $72,912 $72,913 to $97,884 $97,885 to $121,656
7 Up to $75,851 $75,852 to $82,212 $82,213 to $110,376 $110,377 to $137,172
8 Up to $84,443 $84,444 to $91,524 $91,525 to $122,868 $122,869 to $152,700

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Healthy and Well Kids Iowa program one needs to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements include:

  • The applicant must be below 19 years of age
  • The applicant should not have other health insurance coverage
  • The applicant should be a citizen of US, or a legal alien
  • Individuals who qualify for Medicaid cannot qualify for HAWK-I

You qualify for the Healthy and Well Kids Iowa program once all these requirements are met.

Hawk Application Instructions

There are several ways through which one can apply for the Healthy and Well Kids Iowa program, these include:

Paper Application

One can obtain and fill out a paper application from the department of human services by visiting the nearest Department of Human Services office. At this office you will meet a HAWK-I representative who will provide answers to any queries you have regarding the application process and processing.

Once you have the necessary information, you will then proceed to fill the form making sure to provide responses to all questions and to attach any supporting document. Once all these processes have been achieved you should submit the application for processing.

Online Application

A more convenient way of making an application for the Healthy and Well Kids Iowa program is by filling out an online application form. This is much easier and much convenient as one can fill out an application at any time, anywhere. Another advantage of an online application is that you can fill it in bits as you will pick up from where you left it the last time you filled.

You can access the Iowa online application by following the following link:

Apply by Phone/In-Person

Contact Information for the Healthy and Well Kids Iowa program

You can locate you local office here:

Or, call us, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 (800) 257-8563 (voice) or TDD: 515-457-8051/1 (888) 422-2319

In order to get more information or request for an application form to be sent to you, you can call the toll free number above. This is very helpful as one is able to talk to a professional who will guide him or her through the application process. For more information visit Iowa's Hawki informational page.