This year, Congress provided the longest and most generous extension of CHIP in the program’s 20-year history
• In January, after a months-long effort led by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, a six-year extension of CHIP. This was the longest and most generous extension in the program’s 20-year history.
• Specifically, CHIP funding was authorized at $21.5 billion for FY 2018 with gradual increases to $25.9 billion for FY 2022 and FY 2023.
• Further, the reauthorization continues through FY 2019 the enhanced match, a 23-percentage point increase in the federal share of CHIP funding, to states.
• In February, the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) extended CHIP an additional four years for a cumulative ten-year extension. The BBA built upon an already historic extension and solidified Congress’ commitment to the CHIP program with the longest and most generous extension ever of the program.
Ohio's website - https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1610
By calling the Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680, hotline staff can provide general information or offer assistance in filling out the application. The hotline is staffed seven days a week. Families can also find applications at their local office of job & family services.
Families can apply for Healthy Start by downloading and filling out the Combined Programs Application (CPA) - JFS Form #07216.