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Medicaid - Healthcare for Low-Income Families

Health Care Coverage: Low-income Families

A family with a parent or relative caring for a child under age 19 may receive health care coverage through Medicaid if certain income and resource requirements are met. HHSC looks at a family’s income and compares it with the amount the family pays for basic needs such as rent, utilities, child care and work-related expenses. Resources such as cash on hand, money in the bank and value of vehicles are also considered.

Benefits & Subsidies

There are many public benefits and subsidies available locally that you may be eligible to receive, many of which can be accessed in the links of this site.  

Additionally, many benefits services and resources can be accessed through the Benefits Site of State of Texas at, which is the official eGovernment web site for the State of Texas serving as the primary resource for Texas web-based services. 

Utilities, mobile devices, technology


The LITE-UP TEXAS program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals reduce the monthly cost of electric service. To qualify for discounts, the customer must either be currently receiving Medicaid or food stamps, and/or have a household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They are providing help for the May, June, July, August and September 2012 bills.   


Children's healthy development depends on safe and positive experiences when they are young. There are several child care and assistance options available to families:


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