Healthy Start is a health insurance program for low income pregnant women whose household income is at or below 263% of the Federal Poverty Level. There is no asset limit. Services include case management for the pregnant woman and for her children ages 0-2. Call HUSKY at (877)-284-8759 (877-CT-HUSKY) for more information about Healthy Start.
Apply at community-based agencies that accept applications. Community sites will take applications and, if family is eligible, will also provide case management services for pregnant women and their children. DSS offices will accept applications, but DSS contracts with community based agencies to provide case management and other supportive services for pregnant women. For the most comprehensive service, it is best to apply at community based agencies.
Pregnant woman with income at or below 263% Federal Poverty Level; No asset restriction; Certain employment and child care expenses can be used to reduce applied income; Pregnant woman is counted as two family members when calculating income eligibility (if pregnant with twins, counts as three, etc.); Must be U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status; Women with other types of visas (student, tourist, work visas) are not eligible.
Pregnancy confirmation (from doctor, family planning or other social service agency – test must have been administered on-site) should include expected date of delivery; Statement of income and family size (may be self-declared); Social Security number (self-declared); If working, proof of employment and child care in order to calculate income disregard if gross income is over 263% FPL; If client claims no income, a statement on how she supports herself is required; U.S. citizens must prove citizenship; permanent citizens must provide ‘A’ number; Other documentation may be required.
For more information go to: http://ct.gov/hh/site/default.asp
HOW TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Healthy Start
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2017