Through this website, you can access programs offered by HealthSource RI, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), and the Rhode Island Department of Human Services.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) offers these programs-
Healthcare coverage through Medicaid
Comprehensive healthcare coverage through Rhode Island Medicaid is available for eligible families on the RI Works Program, and eligible uninsured pregnant women, children, and parents who meet income criteria. Once determined eligible for Medicaid, members enroll in a participating health plan: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Tufts Health Plan, or Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.
RIte Share is Rhode Island's Premium Assistance Program that helps families afford health insurance offered through their employer. The State will pay for some or all of the employee's cost.
Non-MAGI Coverage Groups
Medicaid group eligibility that is not subject to the modified adjusted gross income eligibility determination. Includes Medicaid for persons who are aged, blind, or with disabilities and in need of long term services and supports as well as individuals who qualify for Medicaid based on their eligibility for another publicly funded program, including children in foster care and anyone receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or participating in a Medicare Premium Payment Program.
Katie Beckett is an eligibility category that allows certain children under age 19 who have long term disabilities or complex medical needs to become eligible for Medicaid coverage. Katie Beckett enables children to be cared for at home instead of in an institution.
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) offers these additional services-
RI Works (RIW) Cash Assistance
The RIW Program gives cash assistance for a limited number of months to working families in need of support, as well as those who are unable to work, or in training or looking for a job. RIW cash assistance requires a face-to-face interview.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The SNAP program helps low income households buy the food needed to stay healthy. You may be able to get SNAP benefits within 7 days if your household has little or no income, your rent or housing costs are higher than your income/resources, or if you are a seasonal or migrant farmworker. You will need to participate in an interview over the telephone or in the office before you can be granted SNAP benefits.
General Public Assistance (GPA) Program
GPA is available for adults age 19-64 years of age who have very limited income and resources and have an illness or medical condition that keeps them from working. Sometimes, adults who apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) but are not yet determined eligible, can receive GPA benefits while their disability determination review occurs. The GPA program covers primary care doctor's office visits/ health centers visits and most generic prescription medications.
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
For parents that participate in the Rhode Island Works Program, there is no income limit for child care because if a family is eligible for RI Works, they already meet the income requirements for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). For families not participating in the RI Works Program, eligibility for child care assistance is based on working at least 20 hours per week at or above Rhode Island’s minimum wage. Child Care Assistance is only available to families with earnings up to 180% of the federal poverty level for your family size and only available to cover hours of employment. Families may be required to pay a co-payment based on their family size, income level, and number of children.
General Public Assistance - Burial Services
This program is designed to assist with burial costs when the deceased's estate is not sufficient to pay for burial or cremation.
For more information, please visit www.dhs.ri.gov