AHCCCS is updating the HEAplus online application system in order to correctly identify and determine full services eligibility for COFA citizens. Since the HEAplus online application does not yet recognize COFA applicants as "qualified" noncitizens, selecting a COFA status will screen the customer for federal emergency services (FES) only.
In the interim, COFA citizens are asked to take the following steps when applying to ensure they are screened for full AHCCCS benefits:
If applying online in HEAplus, select the “Conditional Entrant” noncitizen status.
If completing a paper application, add a note to the noncitizen section that says, “qualified noncitizen, COFA."
If applying by telephone or at a Community Partner organization, identify themselves as COFA citizens with a “qualified noncitizen” status.