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Other Health Benefits: Changes under COVID-19

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Child Health Plus

QUALIFYING FOR AND ENROLLING IN CHILD HEALTH PLUS

Eligibility and enrollment procedures for Child Health Plus have not changed. Children eligible for Child Health Plus can enroll year-round, as usual. Go to https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202003161 for more information.

For assistance with applying on the Marketplace, contact the Community Service Society of New York, which is a Navigator agency, at 888-614-5400.

HOW COVID-19 CASH AID IMPACTS CHILD HEALTH PLUS

Economic Impact Payments

The CARES Act Economic Impact payments (EIP) (up to $1,200 per individual, $500 per qualifying child) will not count when determining eligibility for the Child Health Plus.

Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

The $600 per week in Pandemic Unemployment Compensation will not count when determining eligibility for Child Health Plus.

Essential Plan

QUALIFYING FOR AND ENROLLING IN ESSENTIAL PLAN

Eligibility and enrollment procedures for the Essential Plan have not changed.
Individuals eligible for the Essential Plan can enroll year-round, as usual. Go to https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202003161 for more information.

For assistance with applying on the Marketplace, contact the Community Service Society of New York, which is a Navigator agency, at 888-614-5400.

HOW COVID-19 CASH AID IMPACTS THE ESSENTIAL PLAN

Economic Impact Payments

The CARES Act Economic Impact payments (EIP) (up to $1,200 per individual, $500 per qualifying child) will not count when determining eligibility for the Essential Plan.

Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

The $600 per week in Pandemic Unemployment Compensation will not count when determining eligibility for the Essential Plan.

Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD)

LOST JOB DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Typically, MBI-WPD recipients must maintain a job to stay in the program. However, MBI-WPD recipients have traditionally been allowed a six-month grace period if they became unemployed through no fault of their own and have the intent to return to work. During the COVID-19 emergency an additional six-month period will be provided, if needed, to look for new employment.

HOW COVID-19 CASH AID IMPACTS MEDICAID BUY-IN

Economic Impact Payments

The CARES Act Economic Impact payments (EIP) (up to $1,200 per individual, $500 per qualifying child) will not count when determining eligibility for the MBI-WPD. However, twelve months after receiving the benefit any remaining money will count as a resource when determining eligibility for MBI-WPD applicants/ recipients.

Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

The $600 per week in Pandemic Unemployment Compensation will not count when determining eligibility for MBI-WPD. However, twelve months after receiving the benefit any remaining money will count as a resource when determining eligibility for MBI-WPD applicants/ recipients.