Medicaid

Image of two medical benefits cardsMedicaid is a good health insurance option for people with disabilities!

About Medicaid:

  • Medicaid is a public health insurance program for people with low income or disabilities.

  • It pays for most health care, including hospital stays, doctor visits, and prescription drugs.

  • Like SSI, there are income guidelines and disability guidelines.

  • Each state has their own guidelines and rules around Medicaid, and sometimes a different name.

  • Your child or adult family member may qualify for it, even if your family's income is too high for the whole family to qualify.

  • Even if you have health insurance, you can get Medicaid as a supplementary (second) insurance for a family member who qualifies because of a disability.

  • In most states, if you qualify for SSI you will automatically qualify for Medicaid. You may also qualify for Medicaid even if you didn't for SSI.

Here's what you can do:

  • Contact your state's Medicaid office. (This link will open in a new tab on your screen.)

  • Even if you didn't qualify for SSI, look into applying for Medicaid.

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