Q) If I apply for Medicaid for my child will father be put on child support?
A) Applying for Medicaid for your child does not automatically trigger a child support case against the father. However, in some cases, the state may require you to cooperate with child support enforcement efforts as a condition of receiving Medicaid benefits.
Each state has its own rules and policies regarding child support and Medicaid eligibility, so it’s important to check with your state’s Medicaid agency to understand the specific requirements and implications in your situation.
In general, the state may ask you to provide information about the child’s father, such as his name, address, and Social Security number, in order to establish paternity and pursue child support if appropriate. The state may also require you to cooperate with child support enforcement efforts, such as identifying the father and participating in court proceedings related to child support.
It’s important to note that child support and Medicaid are separate programs with different eligibility requirements and application processes. Applying for one program does not automatically trigger enrollment in the other.