Parents and caretakers

Find eligibility requirements for Washington Apple Health for parents/caretakers.

Apply for or renew Apple Health coverage.

Program requirements

You may be eligible for Apple Health for Parent/Caretaker coverage if you:

  • Have dependent children under the age of 18 living in your home.
  • Have annual household income at or below the Medicaid standard (see income chart below).
  • Are a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid immigration requirements.
  • Are age 19 through 64.

What is the most I can make per month to qualify?

Program Single
2-person household 3-person household 4-person household 5-person household 6-person household 7-person household
Apple Health for Parents/Caretakers
(adults with dependent children under age 18)

Looking for coverage only for your children? Visit Eligibility for Apple Health for Kids.

Health care extension coverage

Individuals who have received Apple Health for Parent/Caretaker coverage for three out of the last six months may receive extended health care coverage if their income increases over the income limit of the Parent/Caretaker program. These individuals are eligible for up to 12 of months of extended health care coverage.

How to apply for Apple Health coverage

You have many options to apply for Apple Health coverage. Visit our Apply for or renew coverage webpage to learn more. 

When you’re ready to apply, you’ll need:

  • Your household monthly income.
  • The Social Security numbers and dates of birth for each member of your household.
  • Your immigration information, if that applies to you.

Not eligible? You may still qualify for other services.

If you’re not eligible for Apple Health, you may qualify for help with your health insurance or for other health services. Visit Washington Healthplanfinder or use the WAPlanfinder app to learn if you qualify.

Enrollment next steps

If you’re accepted, you'll receive a ProviderOne services card in about two weeks. Coverage will begin on the first day of the month in which the application was submitted. You'll have the option to select a managed care plan online or you'll be auto-enrolled into a plan. Learn more about enrollment next steps.

WIC Nutrition Program

The WIC Nutrition Program provides access to no-cost healthy food, health screenings, nutrition education, breast and chest feeding support and more, to people who are pregnant or recently pregnant, infants, and children under age five through an easy-to-use WIC card. See if you're eligible for WIC and learn how to apply. You can also find a WIC clinic online or call 1-800-322-2588.