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Am I eligible?

TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid program. To get TennCare, you must meet certain income and resource limits. These limits are different for each group of people who qualify.

Have questions or need help? Visit the TennCare website.

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Who's eligible?

You may be eligible if you have limited income and are part of one of the following groups:

  • Children under age 21
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Parents or caretakers of a minor child (The child must live with you and be a close relative.)
  • Women who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer
  • People who get an SSI check (Supplemental Security Income)
  • People who live in a nursing home
  • People who have a disability

You may be eligible if:

  • You need the level of care provided in a nursing home; AND
  • Qualify for Medicaid long-term services and supports


  • You are “at risk” of needing nursing home level of care unless you receive home care; AND
  • You get an SSI (Supplemental Security Income) check

You may be eligible if:

  • You have an intellectual or developmental disability; AND
  • Qualify financially to get TennCare

Families who meet these requirements are eligible for CoverKids:

  • Your child is younger than age 19.
  • Neither you nor your child is eligible for TennCare Medicaid.
  • Your household income is at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
  • You meet all non-financial eligibility requirements, such as being a U.S citizen or qualified non-citizen.

Once your child is enrolled in CoverKids, they will receive 12 months of benefits. CoverKids will not re-examine eligibility, even if your family’s income changes during the year.

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Ready to apply? Visit the TennCare Connect online tool. You can apply for TennCare anytime.

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