Medicaid for Transitioning & Former Foster Care Youth

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Children in the Texas foster care program get Medicaid through the STAR Health program. Adults who were in the Texas foster care program as children might be able to keep their Medicaid coverage through the Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth program or the Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth program.

Apply for Medicaid.

Services Covered

Medicaid covers services like:

  • Doctor’s visits
  • Vaccines
  • Drugs ordered by a doctor
  • Lab tests and X-rays
  • Hospital care
  • Glasses
  • Dental care
  • Rides to the doctor

Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth

You might qualify for this program if you are a young adult age 18 to 20, who:

  • Was in Texas foster care through your 18th birthday.
  • Meet the income limit guidelines.
  • Don’t have other health coverage.

Income Guidelines for Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth

Your income is the money you get paid before taxes are taken out. If your monthly income is the same or less, you might qualify for Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth.

Family Members (Adults plus children) Monthly Family Income
1 $4,392
2 $5,934
3 $7,476
4 $9,018
5 $10,560
For each additional person, add: $1,542

Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth

You might qualify for this program if you are a young adult age 18 to 25, who:

  • Was in Texas foster care on you 18th birthday or older.
  • Got Medicaid when you aged out of foster care.

There are no income limits for the Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth program.