Find your local Medicaid, Food Stamp & Welfare Office here!


usa-mapThis site was created to help US Citizens find their local Medicaid and Social Service offices and provide general information about social service benefits.

Medicaid provides health care for low income people. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps helps low-income families buy food.  While Welfare program (TANF) give assistance to those who have little or no income.

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What is Medicaid?

Each state operates a Medicaid program that provides health coverage for lower-income people, families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act gives states the option of creating a Basic Health Program (BHP), a health benefits coverage program for low-income residents who would otherwise be eligible to purchaseContinue Reading

How can I get Medicaid?

You may be eligible for benefits through Medicaid.  Medicaid programs vary by state, so you will need to check with your state Medicaid office for more information. Eligibility: People with disabilities are eligible in every state.  In some states, people with disabilities qualify automatically if they get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. In other states youContinue Reading

What does Medicaid cover?

The benefits covered for adults through Medicaid are different in each state, but certain benefits are covered in every Medicaid program. Doctor’s services that are covered by Medicaid include: Laboratory and X-ray services Inpatient hospital services Outpatient hospital services Health screenings for children and treatment if medical problems are identified Comprehensive dental and vision servicesContinue Reading

What special Medicaid coverage is available to women?

Cancer Prevention and Treatment Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment (BCCPT) Medicaid programs are available to eligible women who are diagnosed with either breast and/or cervical cancer through the state screening program. You may be eligible even if you have a higher income. States have flexibility to define what it means to have beenContinue Reading

How can I get Medicaid coverage for my children?

If you’re enrolled in Medicaid when your baby is born, your child is automatically eligible for Medicaid until your child’s first birthday. This means you don’t have to file a separate application for your new baby. He or she should be automatically enrolled after birth. All states provide coverage for children through Medicaid and the Children’sContinue Reading

What is Food Stamp program?

Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several, unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together. Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. The program helps households that have limited incomeContinue Reading

Welfare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program helps families with children whose parents or responsible caregiver cannot provide for the family’s basic needs. State, territorial, and tribal governments administer TANF. To apply for the program, or for other help, you need to contact your state, territory, or tribal TANF office directly for help.

Foster Care Program

Through the title IV-E Foster Care program, the Children’s Bureau supports states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) provide board and care payments for eligible children who are under the supervision of the state and placed in foster family homes or childcare institutions that are safe and licensed. The program is authorized byContinue Reading

Administration for the Welfare of Children and Families (ACF)

The Administration for the Welfare of Children and Families (ACF) is an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to promote the economic and social wellbeing of America’s most vulnerable populations and communities. ACF’s programs serve a wide variety of groups, including individuals and families with low income, refugees, NativeContinue Reading

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. WIC is a Special SupplementalContinue Reading

Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility

Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage to nearly 60 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and individuals with disabilities. In order to participate in Medicaid, federal law requires states to cover certain population groups (mandatory eligibility groups) and gives them the flexibility to cover other population groups (optional eligibility groups). States set individualContinue Reading

National Medicaid minimum eligibility level

The Affordable Care Act of 2010, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, creates a national Medicaid minimum eligibility level of 133% of the federal poverty level ($29,700 for a family of four in 2011) for nearly all Americans under age 65. This Medicaid eligibility expansion goes into effect on January 1, 2014 butContinue Reading

WIC Program information and State Contacts

Click for – WIC State Agency Office List Click for WIC Farmers Market State Agency Office List The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk: Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends). Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday) Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after theContinue Reading

can i apply for Medicaid online

Some States do allow Medicare Application online. You need to find your state Social Services or Medicate website and search to see if they have an online application form. If you can’t find the application on line call their customer service number and ask where you can apply online.

Hi,I am interested in learning more about ACF

Q) Hi,I am interested in learning more about ACF. I was wondering if you had any job openings? I am currently one semester from my Associate in Human Service Degree and a LPN. Thank you A) For information on Administration for the Welfare of Children and Families please visit their website at This agency also has localContinue Reading

How do I go about getting transferred to Medicaid in Missouri?

Q) My son & I are moving to Richmond, Missouri. My son has SSI and receives health care through Georgia Medicaid now. How do I go about getting him transferred to Medicaid in Missouri–Likewise for food stamps. Where do I get a list of psychiatrists and family practice physicians who accept Medicaid; preferably in orContinue Reading

I am in need of health insurance

Q) I am in need of health insurance/MCD. I have recently been laid off and have no insurance. I am 60 soon to be 61 and would like to speak with someone regarding signing up for health/MCD. The number above does not go through. A) You may need to visit your nearest Medicaid office and apply forContinue Reading

State Medicaid – Food Stamp Office Locations

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