Eligible Noncitizen (MO HealthNet)

For MO HealthNet, you are considered an eligible non-citizen if you are in one of these categories:
  • a refugee under Section 207 of the INA
  • an asylum grantee under Section 208
  • an immigrant whose deportation is being withheld under Section 243(h) of the INA as in effect before April 1, 1997, or removal is withheld under Section 241(b)(3) of the INA
  • a Cuban-Haitian entrant with an Arrival Departure Record (I-94) from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
  • an American Indian born in Canada
  • an "Amerasian immigrant" as defined in Section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1988
  • a trafficking victim, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Act of 2000
  • a lawful permanent resident (has an Alien Registration Card or I-551 Card), who has resided in the U.S. for 5 years*
  • a parolee under Section 212(d)(5) of the INA, who has resided in the U.S. for 5 years*
  • an immigrant granted conditional entry under Section 203(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as in effect before April 1, 1980, who has resided in the U.S. for 5 years*, or
  • a battered immigrant, as defined by P.L. 104-208, who has resided in the U.S. for 5 years*.

* The 5 year waiting period does not apply if you are an immigrant and one of the following:

  • on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • a veteran;
  • the spouse or unmarried dependent child a person who is on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or a veteran;
  • the unmarried surviving spouse of a veteran.