Q) My Grandson is on Medicaid because of his asthma and is now in Montana. He is going to Florida (college). He is 18. I understand he can be on Medicaid till he is 19. Can he continue on Medicaid in Florida.
A) Yes, your grandson can continue on Medicaid in Florida if he is still eligible. Medicaid is a state-based program, but most states have agreements with each other to allow people to continue their coverage when they move to a new state.
In Florida, you can continue your Medicaid coverage if you move to the state from another state and you are still eligible for Medicaid. To do this, you will need to apply for Medicaid in Florida. You can apply online or by mail.
When you apply for Medicaid in Florida, you will need to provide information about your income, your assets, and your medical history. You will also need to provide proof of your residency in Florida.
If you are approved for Medicaid in Florida, you will be able to keep your coverage until you are 19 years old. You will also be able to keep your coverage if you become disabled or if you have a child.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about continuing your Medicaid coverage in Florida:
- You may have to pay a premium for Medicaid in Florida. The premium amount will vary depending on your income.
- You may have to meet certain other eligibility requirements in order to qualify for Medicaid in Florida.
If you have any questions about continuing your Medicaid coverage in Florida, you can contact the Florida Department of Children and Families at 1-800-423-4537.