Many immigrant families are of “mixed status,” with members having different immigration and citizenship statuses. For example:
“Mixed status” families can apply for premium tax credits or lower out-of-pocket costs for private insurance for their dependent family members who are eligible for coverage in the Marketplace. They can also apply for Medicaid and CHIP coverage for their dependent family members.
Federal and state Marketplaces and state Medicaid and CHIP agencies can’t require applicants to provide information about the citizenship or immigration status of any family or household members who aren’t applying for coverage.
States also can’t deny benefits to an applicant because a family or household member who isn't applying hasn’t disclosed his or her citizenship or immigration status.
Information provided by applicants or beneficiaries won’t be used for immigration enforcement purposes. Get more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (PDF).
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