Family and Children's Medicaid MA-3332 US CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
III. United States Citizen
A. U.S. citizens may receive full Medicaid or North Carolina Heath Choice (NCHC) benefits provided all other eligibility requirements are met. All applicants and recipients claiming U.S. citizenship, must provide or cooperate in obtaining proof of citizenship and identity. Below is a list of individuals who are U.S. citizens but it is not an all inclusive list. Refer to IV.D. and V.C. for exceptions to proving citizenship and identity.
ISSUED 07/01/10 – CHANGE NO. 06-10
B. A U.S. citizen is:
1. Any person born in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Swain's Island, or
2. Any person born outside the U.S. to a U.S. citizen, or
3. A person born outside the U.S. who has been approved by USCIS as a naturalized citizen, or
4. A person born outside of the U.S. who was under the age of 18 on February 27, 2001, and who meets all of the following criteria:
a. Had at least one U.S. citizen parent (by birth or naturalization), and
b. While under the age of 18 he resided permanently in the U.S. in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent, and
c. Was a lawful permanent resident before age 18.
Citizenship begins no earlier than February 27, 2001.
NOTE: 4 a. – c. also applies to an adopted child who meets the requirements applicable to adopted children under immigration law.
Individuals who meet this criteria are not automatically issued proof of citizenship by USCIS. The parent may apply for a certificate of citizenship for his child with the USCIS and/or for a passport for his child with the Department of State.
5. A National of the U.S.