In many cases, if you are receiving MassHealth on the day your child is born, your child will be automatically eligible for MassHealth for one year as long as your child continues to live in Massachusetts. Within one year, your child will be redetermined for continuing benefits beyond that year.

If you are not receiving MassHealth benefits on the day your child is born, you will need to apply for MassHealth for your child.

This information is provided by MassHealth.