I have Power of Attorney for my niece. Father is incarcerated, mother missing. How can I get medicaid for her?

Q) i have Power of Attorney for my niece, who is 22 months old.Her parents are not in her life anymore. Her father is incarcerated and her mom is missing due to extreme drug abuse. I do make a substantial amount of money, but am just needing health care for her, since that is costly. What will I need to do to just get the medicaid card for health insurance for her?

A) You may be able to get coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to eligible children, through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs. CHIP is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Please call or visit your local Medicaid to apply for coverage. You may also be able to apply for coverage on your state benefits website.

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