Havelock, NC asked in Child Custody for North Carolina

Q: Mediciad is making me basically forcing me to file fir child supportif I still want to be covered

I received pregnancy mediciad towards the end of pregnancy because my son wasnt going to be covered under my insurance. He is now covered by mediciad but I was told even though he is covered if want to continue my coverage id have to put the file for my the father to be on child support my casr worker aaid he send me tge paperwork in the mail even though im gettong married this friday by the time it gets to me i will be married he said to call and theyd make the changed to my re enrollmeny process if I dont full it out will i put my child in jeopardy of losing mediciad and will they still try to put my soon to bw husband on child support

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1 Lawyer Answer
Adam Bull
Adam Bull
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Medicaid is a form of insurance provided by the State to provide health services to low income individuals. As it is provided by the state, the State is entitled to seek reimbursement for any medical treatment provided from the responsible parent. In this fashion they will seek reimbursement from the father. In this fashion the taxpayers are not burdened with the cost of health care when there are parents who should be looked to first.

If you do not proceed with child support, they may remove child from receiving benefits and can still proceed against the father for any expenses paid to date. You can only elect not to receive on going child support but you cannot waive any claims for past public assistance. If you are married, both of your incomes will be considered in determining if you qualify for medicaid.

If you have private health insurance now, you should keep that in place and simply have the father reimburse the state for any costs paid prior to the marriage. You cannot collect child support from the father if you are married and living together.

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