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  Low Income Families (LIF)



The Low Income Families program is established for parents and children who meet Family Independence (FI) financial eligibility criteria, but who do not receive a cash payment. A family with little or no income could be eligible for Medicaid under this group as long as the parent is not under a work sanction and the family meets eligibility criteria.


  • Have countable net income at or below the appropriate needs standard for the family's size, currently $961 monthly for a family of four (4).
  • Have resources at or below $30,000 per Budget Group.
  • Have a dependent child living in the home.
Non-Financial Requirements
  • State residency
  • Identity
  • Citizenship
  • Social security number
  • Specified degree of relationship
  • Assign rights to and cooperate in seeking medical support


Individuals who are eligible will receive all Medicaid covered services.

Effective Date

Coverage for this group is effective September 1, 1998

Get an Application

Applications may be obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services or from out-stationed locations such as the County Health Departments, federally qualified rural health centers, most hospitals and the county Department of Social Services. Applications for Medicaid may be filed in person or by mail.