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If you're wondering whether you qualify for Medicaid, you've come to the right place. Despite a number of systemic changes and budgetary constraints, Medicaid still exists.
Though it is a federal program, Medicaid eligibility is generally state-dependent. There are certain groups of people states must cover. Beyond these groups, each state determines which low-income and disabled residents it serves.
The following are general Medicaid eligibility guidelines, but if you can, consider consulting state-specific rules.
States that receive Federal funds must provide Medicaid services to:
Some states also cover persons who don't quite meet income requirements. These people usually receive state benefits, are eligible for institutional care, or are under the age of 18.
States may also cover elderly persons who neither qualify for SSI payments or Medicare. Medicare is only available to persons who have paid into the system and are 62 or older.
If you think you qualify for Medicaid, now is the time to act. If covered, the state will pay for services rendered up to three months prior to your application. The faster you determine your Medicaid eligibility, the faster you can receive medical care.