TPS and Masshealth Coverage

Created May 2010

Can Haitians with TPS receive MassHealth coverage?

Children with TPS and elderly or disabled adults with TPS may be eligible for certain kinds of MassHealth coverage depending on income. The MassHealth program provides different types of coverage to non-citizens ineligible for federal benefits. He or she must also satisfy the financial and other eligibility requirements to receive MassHealth.

Individuals under age 19, disabled or elderly who are not “qualified aliens” but have legal status, including TPS, may be eligible for other coverage types. Children may be eligible for CommonHealth or Family Assistance; adults who are disabled or elderly may be eligible for MassHealth Essential. Other uninsured adults may be eligible for Commonwealth Care. Others may be eligible for other medical benefits including the Health Safety Net. 

Important:  As noted in Question 34, federal Medicaid is available to Haitians who are paroled into the US after 1980, have an asylum application pending, or are in deportation proceedings without a final, non-appealable order. These Haitian immigrants may be eligible for more kinds of MassHealth as a “Cuban/Haitian entrant”, whether or not also granted TPS.

Sources:  MassHealth regulations at 130 CMR 504.002; MassHealth PRUCOL Memo, May 14, 2008 //www.masslegalservices.org/node/23672  MassHealth Advocacy Guide //www.masslegalservices.org/MassHealthAdvocacyGuide

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