Q) I would like to know what I need to know about getting Medicaid. And also what kind of paper work I would need. As per say my husband pay stubs and that he does have health insurance but can’t afford it for me.
A) Medicaid is a government program that provides health insurance to low-income individuals and families. To be eligible for Medicaid, you must meet certain income and asset limits. You can use the Medicaid Eligibility Calculator to see if you are eligible.
If you are eligible for Medicaid, you will need to apply for the program. You can apply for Medicaid online, by mail, or in person at your local Medicaid office. When you apply for Medicaid, you will need to provide the following information:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your Social Security number
- Your income
- Your assets
- Your household size
- Your citizenship status
You may also need to provide other documentation, such as your birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, or proof of residency.
Once you have applied for Medicaid, the state will review your application and determine if you are eligible for the program. If you are approved for Medicaid, you will receive a Medicaid card in the mail. This card will allow you to see doctors and receive other health care services.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about Medicaid:
- Medicaid is a means-tested program, which means that your eligibility is based on your income and assets.
- Medicaid eligibility requirements vary from state to state.
- You may be eligible for Medicaid even if you have health insurance through your employer.
- You can apply for Medicaid at any time during the year.
- You should contact your state’s Medicaid agency if you have any questions about eligibility or coverage.
Here are some of the documents you may need to apply for Medicaid:
- Proof of your identity, such as a driver’s license or state ID card
- Proof of your income, such as a pay stub or tax return
- Proof of your residency, such as a utility bill or lease agreement
- Proof of your citizenship or legal status
- If you are applying for Medicaid on behalf of a child, you will need to provide proof of the child’s birth certificate and relationship to you.
You can find more information about Medicaid eligibility and documentation requirements on the website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
NOTE: The paperwork needed to qualify for Medicaid will depend on your state qualifying requirements as each state governs their Medicaid program differently. You may qualify for Medicaid based on income and family size. 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.
First, find out if your state is expanding Medicaid and learn what that means for you. If your state is expanding Medicaid, use this chart to see what you may qualify for based on your income and family size. Even if you were told you didn’t qualify for Medicaid in the past, you may qualify under the new rules. You can see if you qualify for Medicaid 2 ways:
For more information visit https://www.hhs.gov/answers/medicare-and-medicaid/who-is-eligible-for-medicaid/index.html