Apple Health for Families and Caretaker Relatives

Revised November 26, 2014

WAC 182-505-0240 Parents and caretaker relatives.

Effective July 1, 2017.

  1. A person is eligible for Washington apple health categorically needy (CN) coverage when the person:
    1. Is a parent or caretaker relative of a dependent child who meets the criteria described in WAC 182-503-0565(2);
    2. Meets citizenship and immigration status requirements described in WAC 182-503-0535;
    3. Meets general eligibility requirements described in WAC 182-503-0505; and
    4. Has countable income below the standard in WAC 182-505-0100 (2). 
  2. To be eligible for coverage as a caretaker relative, a person must be related to a dependent child who meets the criteria described in WAC 182-503-0565(2).
  3. A person must cooperate with the state of Washington in the identification, use and collection of medical support from responsible third parties as described in WAC 182-503-0540.
  4. A person who does not cooperate with the requirements in subsection (3) of this section is not eligible for coverage.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.

Clarifying Information

  1. Health care coverage for parenting adults of minor dependent children has been "delinked" from cash assistance. Parenting adults need to complete a separate application for health care coverage.
  2. Adults who are over income for Apple Health for Families (N01) may be eligible for Apple Health for Adults (N05) as described in WAC 182-505-0250.
  3. Adults who are ineligible for Apple Health for Families (N01) based on citizenship may be eligible for Alien Emergency Medical (N21) as described in WAC 182-507-0110.
  4. Parenting adults are eligible for Apple Health for Families (N01) even if they are eligible for Medicare and/or age 65 or older.

Individuals may apply for MAGI health care coverage using the following options:

If an individual wants help applying for MAGI health care coverage, he or she can work with a Navigator or call Healthplanfinder Customer Support at 1-855-923-4633.

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