Rhode Island Works Program

The RI Works Program provides cash assistance to families with children up to age 18 and work readiness services for enrolled parents. The maximum benefit is the amount listed in the chart below and depends on family size and living arrangement. A family receives the difference between countable income (income after RI Works deductions to earned income are applied) and …

General Public Assistance (GPA) Medical

Provides limited medical coverage to individuals who are disabled longer than 30 days and unable to work.  Coverage includes doctors visits and limited types of prescriptions.  GPA recipients are entitled to free hospital care. Who Qualifies? Adults who cannot work due to a physical or mental problem that will last longer than 30 days. Must be a citizen or eligible …

RIte Care/RIte Share

Health Insurance for Families and Pregnant Women (RIte Care/RIte Share and Affordable Coverage Through Health Source RI) Families and pregnant women can enroll in health insurance coverage using an on-line application through HealthSource RI healthyrhode.ri.gov. For families with low income, all family members may be eligible for RIte Care/Rite Share (Medicaid). For families with moderate income, children may be eligible for RIte …

WOMEN’S CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM/ MEDICAID – TREATMENT

The Women’s Cancer Screening Program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for RI residents who meet age, income and health insurance requirements. Age: Women age 21-64 are eligible for services, with scope of services varying by age group.  Women age 65+ are not eligible for program services except for women who do not have Medicare Part B coverage. In …

Supplemental Food Program for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC)

Provides vouchers to purchase nutritionally appropriate foods and nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women and children under age five. Who Qualifies? Pregnant women Mothers with babies under 6 months old Mothers who are breastfeeding Babies Children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk Fathers, grandparents and foster parents can also apply for WIC for children in their care Citizen …