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What health benefits can you apply for online in Texas?

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The health benefits that Texas residents can apply for online include low-income Medicaid for pregnant women, children's health and Medicaid for individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income, explains the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. To apply for benefits, go to the YourTexasBenefits.com and click on the Apply for Benefits box. Set up an account, and then fill out the application form. Check an application status through an online account, reports the Commission.

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The health care benefits for children that are available for Texas residents to apply for online include children's Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid buy-in for children. The health care benefits available for women include CHIP perinatal coverage, Medicaid for low-income pregnant women, Medicaid for breast and cervical cancer patients, and the Texas Women's Health Program, explains the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

There are also health benefits available for adults and children in unique situations, including Medicaid for an adult who is caring for a child, Medicaid for children who were formally in foster care, and Medicaid for children who are transitioning foster care children. There are also health benefits for people who are age 65 and older who have disabilities, says the Commission.

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