Q) I know there are single mothers who get medicaid and their children are on medicaid also. Can men who are single fathers with custody of their children and he is not working get medicaid in Texas also?
Thank you. Marilyn W*****
A) Yes, single fathers in Texas can get Medicaid if they meet the eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements for Medicaid in Texas are based on income and family size. To be eligible for Medicaid, you must have a household income that is below a certain level. The income level is different for different family sizes. You can find more information about the income levels for Medicaid in Texas on the Texas Health and Human Services website.
In addition to income, you must also meet other eligibility requirements for Medicaid in Texas. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and you must be a resident of Texas. You must also be under age 65, or you must be blind or have a disability.
If you are a single father in Texas and you meet the eligibility requirements for Medicaid, you can apply for Medicaid online or by mail. You can find more information about how to apply for Medicaid in Texas on the Texas Health and Human Services website.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about getting Medicaid in Texas:
- You may be asked to provide documentation to support your income and residency information.
- You may be able to get help with your application from a social worker or a legal aid organization.
- You can appeal a decision to deny Medicaid if you believe that you are eligible.
Keep in mind that “In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In some states the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level.” https://www.healthcare.gov/do-i-qualify-for-medicaid/#howmed