Parent / Caretaker Relative Medicaid

Parent / Caretaker Relative Medicaid provides coverage for low income parents and caretaker relatives with dependent children. Parents and caretaker relatives must meet a deprivation of support requirement. This means the children must be deprived of parental support due to the death, absence, incapacity, or underemployment of a parent or caretaker relative. Parents and caretaker relatives meet deprivation due to underemployment when the primary wage earner is unemployed or working less than 100 hours per month. Households receiving Parent/Caretaker Relative Medicaid may qualify for 12 Month Transitional Medicaid when they lose eligibility because the earned income of a parent or caretaker relative exceeds the income limit.  Spenddown is not allowed.