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Who is eligible for Transitional Medical Assistance?

TMA is for households with eligible parents and caretaker relatives. To be eligible for TMA, the parent or caretaker relative must meet all of the following eligibility criteria, in addition to general Medicaid eligibility requirements:

  • Have a dependent child under age 21;
  • Have Medicaid coverage as a low-income parent or caretaker relative for at least three months in the last six months; and
  • Have an income increase or change in household composition that increases the household’s Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to above 123% FPL.