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Immigrant Children's Program

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Immigrant Children’s Program

What is the Immigrant Children’s Program?

The Immigrant Children’s Program is a program designed to provide health coverage to individuals under the age of twenty-one (21) who are not eligible for Medicaid. Services covered under the Immigrant Children’s Program are identical to the services covered under Medicaid for children under age twenty-one (21).

Who is eligible for the Immigrant Children’s Program?

You may be eligible for the Immigrant Children’s Program, if you:

  1. Are under the age of twenty-one (21)
  2. Are a District resident;
  3. Are not eligible for Medicaid; and
  4. Have income at or below 200% of the FPL

*There is no resource test for the Immigrant Children’s Program.

The District covers this population with household income up to 319% of the Federal Poverty Level

Category Children (0-18), 319% Children (19-20)
Threshold in FPL 319% + 5% disregard 216% + 5% disregard*
1 person household, monthly $3,937 $2,685 
2 person household, monthly $5,324 $3,632
3 person household, monthly $6,712 $4,578
4 person household, monthly $8,100  $5,525
5 person household, monthly $9,488 $6,472
6 person household, monthly $10,876 $7,418
7 person household, monthly $12,263 $8,365
8 person household, monthly $13,651 $9,311

Figures compiled using 2023 FPL numbers distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

* 5% income disregard is included

What are some of the services that the Immigrant Children’s Program covers?

  • Doctor visits
  • Eye care
  • Preventive care (checkups, diet and nutrition)
  • Dental services and related treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Laboratory services
  • Medical supplies

The services offered under the Immigrant Children’s Program are very similar to the services offered to children enrolled in DC Medicaid. There is no Fee-For-Service provision for children enrolled in ICP. 

What are some of the services that the Immigrant Children’s Program does not cover?

  • Cosmetic surgery or procedures that are not medically necessary
  • Recreational therapy or experimental treatment, supplies, equipment or drugs

How are services received?

Once a child has been determined eligible for the Immigrant Children’s Program, he or she will be automatically assigned to a managed care health plan. There is a 90 day grace period to request a change in the managed care provider. The Immigrant Children’s Program does not allow providers (doctors, hospitals, and managed care organizations) to charge co-payments or fees for health services.

Immigrant Children program enrollees are not eligible for retroactive coverage.

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