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To be eligible for full Medicaid or Maryland Children’s Health Program coverage, most non-citizens must have a “qualified” immigration status, except for pregnant women and children under age 21, who must only be lawfully-present.
Many individuals entering the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996 must wait 5 years after receiving a qualifying immigration status before they can become eligible for Medicaid or MCHP. This federal rule is known as the “5 year bar.” There are some exceptions to the 5 year bar rule. Lawfully-present pregnant women and children under age 21 and non-citizens with the below immigration statuses are exempt from the 5 year bar.