Medicaid for Former Foster Care youth

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Medicaid Related Assistance
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What would you like to do?

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Youth who were in foster care at the age of 18 or 19 may be eligible to receive health care coverage until they turn 26. Giving peace of mind about health care helps youth focus on school, careers, and important areas to build a successful adult life.

Eligibility Requirements

Youth meeting these eligibility requirements will receive full Medicaid benefits which includes physical health, mental health, vision, and dental coverage.

  • Be age 25 or younger
  • ​​​​​​Received Medicaid at age 18 or 19​
    • If you're not sure if you received Medicaid benefits at this age, call ACCESSNebraska at (855) 632-7633​
  • Were in foster care for at least one day, and under the responsibility of Nebraska or a Nebraska Tribe at the age of 18 or 19​
  • Not be eligible for or enrolled through another Medicaid category, including:
    • ​Parent / Caretaker Relatives
    • Pregnant Women
    • ​Blind or Disabled​
If you believe you are eligible, you can apply here​!

Be sure to say you would like to receive text messages about your Medicaid case when applying to stay up-to-date on your application or changes to your health care.​

If you have already applied for Medicaid and did not opt in to receive text messages, contact DHHS​ at any time to choose to begin receiving text message updates about your Medicaid case.​

Already have Medicaid coverage?
If you were in foster care and currently have Medicaid, that's great news! Let's  make sure your health care is there for you, no matter what life brings.

Keeping your contact information current as well as letting DHHS know of any important medical updates is important. Let DHHS know if anything changes such as your:
  • ​Address
  • Phone number
  • Pregnancy - Beginning and end dates

​​How do I let DHHS know about any changes I have?