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Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program

Learn more below about New York State's Medicaid program that provides family planning benefits.

What is the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP)?

FPBP is a confidential New York State Medicaid program that provides family planning benefits.

If you don’t qualify for FPBP or decide not to apply, you may still be able to use PPGNY’s free or low-cost services.  Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will take care of you no matter what!

Who qualifies? 

Those of childbearing age, with incomes up to 223% of the federal poverty level. 

For example, a single person (with no children) applying on his or her own can make about $26,000/year to qualify for FPBP. 

What is covered?

All types of birth control
Emergency contraception (the "morning-after" pill) and follow-up
GYN exams, including Pap tests
Pregnancy testing and counseling *
Male and female sterilization
STD testing, counseling, and treatment *
HIV counseling and testing * 
Colposcopy, cryotherapy, and LEEP *
*when part of a family planning visit 

What documents do I need to enroll?

  1. Social Security Number: Bring your Social Security card, or at least bring your number (If you were born in the United States and provide a valid Social Security Number, a match with Social Security Administration will verify your SSN, date of birth/age and U.S citizenship. If SSA verifies this information, no further proof is needed. The SSA match cannot verify birth information for a naturalized citizen or immigrant. If not born in the U.S., bring proof of U.S. citizenship or lawfully present immigration status.)
  2. Photo ID (bring one): Driver's license, Passport, School ID, Other official photo ID
  3. Proof of age (bring one): Birth certificate, Adoption or foster care records, Official hospital or school records (You don’t have to bring this if you are born in the U.S. and bring your Social Security Number)
  4. Proof of citizenship or immigration status (bring one): Birth certificate, Passport, Naturalization certificate, INS form -- "Green" card (You don’t have to bring this if you are born in the U.S. and bring your Social Security Number)
  5. Proof of residency (dated within the LAST 6 MONTHS -- bring one): Photo ID with address; Postmarked envelope, bill, magazine, etc.; Utility bill; Letter or lease agreement 
  6. Proof of recent, monthly income (bring all that provide income for you): Four recent, consecutive pay stubs; Unemployment or Social Security award letter or check stub; Worker’s compensation award letter or check stub; Alimony letter or check stub; Letter from employer; Letter of support from family member (if you can get a letter); If you are self-employed or freelancing, most recent signed and dated tax return if it shows your current income

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