Created On: 10/22/2019 6:30:00 PM
Have you wondered how life could have been without Medicare or even Medicaid? Well, I guess we would hate being sick and all, right? I wonder if I'll be able to go through a series of lab works without spending too much money. So, thanks to our government for taking care of us by helping us in attaining medical services.
What are the criteria for having a MEDICAID?
1. State Medicaid Eligibility
Because of the Federal Poverty Level, most States regulate Medicaid eligibility. Medicaid income eligibility and requirements may differ by state reliant on your income and situation. There are some clusters mandatory under federal law covered by state Medicaid programs. Medicaid programs help certain low-income Americans. If you think you're not qualified for the State categories but cannot afford health insurance and limited funds, try to visit the nearest state Medicaid office to see if you're eligible.
2. Medicaid eligibility for children
Children's Health insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid offer free or low- cost health coverage to uninsured children. These include doctor visits, vaccinations, dental and vision care, emergency care, preventive services, and even hospital care and laboratory services. Medicaid covers children and teenagers from birth until age 19. Medicaid also covers young adults who aged out of foster care and children of the public employees. There are clauses in a child's eligibility. These are the websites for more information on Medicaid eligibility and requirements for children:
- Medicaid.gov or visit your state Medicaid office
- Or contact your state's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
3. Medicaid Eligibility for Pregnant Women and Infants
If you have low income or no income and pregnant, apply for Medicaid. Medicaid covers prenatal health care throughout your pregnancy and your child is qualified for Medicaid if you give birth while on Medicaid.
4. Eligibility for Disabled Adults
An extensive series of health services or even long-term services and support is provided to disabled Medicaid eligible. But that would depend on your situation. Those benefiting from the Supplemental Security Income are also eligible for Medicaid. However, additional criteria are imposed by some states for Medicaid eligibility. Contact your state's Medicaid program for the requirements.
5. Medicaid Eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries
People with low income who have Medicare Part A and Part B can qualify for additional health care benefits from Medicaid, often referred to as "Dual-eligible". There are four Medicare Savings Program that you can qualify for Medicaid benefits. These are:
- Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program
- Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program
- Qualifying Individual (QI) Program
- Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program
Every Medicare Savings Program varies eligibility criteria, including your income and asset requirements. Availability and eligibility details differ from every state, so remember that income and resource limits may change annually.
APPLYING FOR MEDICAID
Contact your state's Medicaid Program directly. You can apply in person, over the phone, online, or by mailing your application. Provide your documents to verify your income and resources.