I am not a U.S. citizen. Am I eligible for Washington Apple Health?
Possibly. Washington Apple Health includes different programs, such as Medicaid and some state-funded programs. Each program has its own rules about who may be eligible.
Non-emergency Medicaid is the biggest Washington Apple Health program. It has the most restrictions on eligibility. Non-citizens must be in one of these "qualified" immigration statuses to be eligible for non-emergency Medicaid:
- Persons granted asylum
- Persons granted withholding of deportation or removal
- Cuban and Haitian Entrants
- Persons paroled into the U.S. for at least one year
- Conditional Entrants
- Certain survivors of domestic violence and their children and/or parents
- Certain survivors of trafficking and their family members
*Note: Some qualified immigrants are not eligible for non-emergency Medicaid until they have had status for five years. This does not apply to refugees, persons granted asylum, and other humanitarian entrants. There are also special exceptions for active duty military, veterans, and their families.