Healthy Start

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DESCRIPTION
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.

APPLICATION
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.

ELIGIBILITY
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.); or the unborn children are counted as household members when calculating eligibility for the pregnant woman.

DOCUMENTS

Photo ID, social security card, proof of pregnancy, income verification, non-income verification, proof of residence, current medical insurance card, and green card or visa if applicable.

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
PREPARED BY: 211/mm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2022