The state of Colorado offers Family Medicaid Colorado which is a public health insurance program. Children between the ages of 0-18 as well as parents who have dependent children may be eligible for services. They must come from families whose parents have an income that is at or falls below the 60% of the Federal Poverty Level. The family income must be at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level for children between the ages of 6 and 18. For children that are age 6 and below the families income must be at or below the 133% of the Federal Poverty Level. This level depends on the family size. Colorado funds their Medicaid program with both federal and state funds and the program is overseen by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

Once you have determined which agency that you should apply to for Medicaid Colorado , you will need to fill out an application. Here are the different populations that are eligible for Medicaid in Colorado:

Families who are eligible for AFDC based upon income

Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Babies of that are born to mothers who are Medicaid-eligible pregnant women;

Children who are under the age of 6 whose family income is at or below

133 percent of the federal poverty level

Children ages 6-18 whose family income is up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level

Those receiving adoption assistance

Foster care children

Those receiving Medicare benefits

In order to qualify for Medicaid in Colorado you must

  • Live in Colorado
  • Be in the U.S. legally or be a citizen
  • Meet the income requirements as well as the age requirements for the particular Colorado Medicaid Programs
  • In some cases you must meet medical criteria
  • Pregnant mothers must be medically certified

There are certain income and resources requirements that a person or family must meet to receive benefits and there a maximum amounts of income that an individual or a family be allowed to have in order to qualify.

The Medicaid worker will need to verify income and resources when a person applies for Medicaid.

Some examples of income are:

Wages and tips

Dividends and interest


Social Security

Child support or alimony payments

Pensions or Retirements

Veterans Benefits

In order to find where you local service agency is in order to apply for benefits you can go online at

To apply for Medicaid in Colorado, a person needs to fill out an application in either English or Spanish and can be found at Once the application is completed then it must be sent to the local County Department of Human and Social Services. If a pregnant woman or children need immediate health care and cannot wait on the process of approval for Family Medicad in Colorado, they may apply for Presumptive Eligibilty, and information can be found at