Income eligibility for ND health services changes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The income eligibility guidelines have changed for a state-funded specialty health care program that helps some North Dakota children.

The North Dakota Department of Health on Monday announced the changes for the Children's Special Health Services Specialty Care Treatment Program.

The department says that starting this month a family of four can earn up to $44,123 annually — or $3,677 monthly for the household — and still meet income eligibility requirements.

The program helps pay for services that are needed to treat children with eligible medical conditions from birth to 21 years old.

Families must be North Dakota residents and meet medical and financial guidelines in order to qualify for the program.

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