Q) I am going on a widows pension for around 15,556 a year. Am I
Eligible for Medicaid?
A) Whether you are eligible for Medicaid in Georgia depends on your income and assets. If your income is below a certain level, you may be eligible for Medicaid, even if you have other sources of income, such as a pension.
To determine your eligibility for Medicaid, you will need to complete an application. The application will ask for information about your income, assets, and household size. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by a Medicaid eligibility worker. The eligibility worker will determine whether you are eligible for Medicaid and, if so, what level of coverage you will receive.
The income limit for Medicaid in Georgia is 133% of the federal poverty level. For a single person, this is $17,774 per year. If your income is below this level, you may be eligible for Medicaid.
The asset limit for Medicaid in Georgia is $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a couple. This includes cash, savings, investments, and other assets. If your assets are below this level, you may be eligible for Medicaid.
If you are not sure if you are eligible for Medicaid, you can contact the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) at 1-877-423-4746. The DCH can help you complete an application and determine your eligibility for Medicaid.