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The Department of Social Services’ Division of Economic Assistance is responsible for determining eligibility for South Dakota Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to help low income families and children.

South Dakota Medicaid and CHIP Programs provide coverage to help pay for necessary medical expenses individuals need to stay healthy such as: hospital stays, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other health care needs.

Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP varies depending on living arrangement, income, and resources available. You can learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply by visiting the links below: