Medicaid for Children, Parents and Other Caretakers

How to Qualify: Children
  • Children must be under age 19 and live in Alabama
  • Children may be living in one or two parent families
  • The income of all people included in the "family size" is counted
  • The income of the legal parent (including adoptive parent) and step-parent to the child(ren) is counted if they are included in the child(ren)'s family size
  • If the child does not qualify for Medicaid due to income, the application will be processed for the ALL Kids program.
  • Children must be a US citizen or be in satisfactory immigration status according to agency rules
How to Qualify: Parents and Other Caretakers
  • Applicant must have a child under the age of 19 who is a close relative and who lives in the home
  • Applicant must be a resident of Alabama, and a U.S. citizen or be in satisfactory immigration status according to agency rules
  • Assign all medical insurance or medical support benefits to the State
  • Report household changes, such as: address changes, birth, pregnancy, someone moving in or out of your home, adoption, or change in income. NOTE: New income must be reported within 10 days of the day the applicant/recipient receives his/her first paycheck.
Find Out More!
  • Apply Online!
  • Applications and Forms
  • All Kids Program website
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Applying and Qualifying for Medicaid
  • What documents are needed to prove citizenship status?
  • How is Household Income Calculated? Household income is calculated based on the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) methodology. Household income is the sum of the MAGI-based income of every individual included in the individual’s household. The total income of a household will equal the MAGI of all individuals in the household size regardless of whether or not they file taxes.
  • How is Family Size Determined? 

    Family size is the number of persons counted as members of an individual’s household. The family size of the household is determined by counting those who are included on the family federal income tax form. The number of individuals expected to be claimed on the federal income tax return determines family size.