Single moms can get their children fully covered with the help of the Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
This program is made possible by a partnership between Pennsylvania and the Federal Government and it provides health coverage to uninsured children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford private coverage.
The Federal government establishes the general guidelines for administering CHIP. However, the state determines specific eligibility requirements and scope of services. Helping working families obtain care they could not otherwise afford is the main goal of the program.
General Program Requirements:
The applicant must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a resident of the state of Pennsylvania in order to qualify for this benefit program.
Apply online here.
You may call to apply for CHIP benefits: 800-986-5437 (KIDS)
Program Contact Information
For more information about CHIP, contact your local county assistance office.