Frequently Asked Questions
Who should apply for CSHS?
Parents should apply for financial services on behalf of their children so long as the children reside with them. Families of children with a special health care need who are uninsured or under insured who have difficulty in accessing services, supplies or pharmaceuticals for their special needs child. For more information use: eligibilty
Can my child have insurance coverage and still qualify for CSHS?
Yes, for more information use: eligibilty
Does CSHS consider my medical bills as a deduction/credit against my income?
No, although CSHS gives credit for each working parent. Credit is also given if a family has medical insurance and they pay the insurance premium out of pocket. For more information use: eligibility
Should grandparents apply for CSHS for their grandchildren?
Yes, if the child has a special need and resides with the grandparents. For more information use: application process
Should an application be filled out on each child you are requesting services?
Yes, for more information use: application process
What income is used to determine financial eligibility if two families cohabitate?
All household income is used. For more information use: elibigility
Should an unborn child be included on the application?
No, for more information use: application process
When will CSHS coverage start and when will CSHS coverage stop?
The start date begins on the date CSHS receives the application including all the documents requested in the office and goes through September 30th of the Federal Fiscal Year. For more information use: application process
How do I know my child's medical condition meets the guidelines?
CSHS has dual eligibility. You must meet the financial eligibility and the medical eligibility guidelines. For more information use: eligibility
Do I have to apply for financial assistance in order to attend a specialty clinic?
No, you do not have to qualify for financial assistance in order to attend a specialty clinic. For more information you can use: available clinic