Here at Medicaid-Guide.org, our goal is to provide everything you need so that you can apply for the benefits you deserve. We are a private neutral company that provides accurate and unbiased information completely free of charge.
We help those seeking to apply for medical assistance by providing them with all the information they need to:
- Understand the requirements of the program.
- Submit a complete and accurate application.
- Get the most out of their benefits.
Table of Contents
- Want to learn about us?
- Where do we get our information?
- Are we the government?
- Is my information protected?
- What is Medicaid?
- How do you qualify for Medicaid?
- How much income can you receive and still qualify for Medicaid benefits?
- What if I have Medicare? Can I still qualify for Medicaid?
- What if I don’t qualify for Medicaid?
- How do I apply for Medicaid?
- What if I have a pre-existing condition?
- When will my Medicaid benefits end?
1. Want to learn about us?
We are a private neutral company that provides accurate and unbiased information completely free of charge. Our goal is to provide all the details you need – in a clear and simple way – so that you can accomplish what you set out to do.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers has done in-depth research into the subject matter. We’ve examined all the most relevant online resources and called local offices to ask the questions that you want answers to. We go through these steps on a regular basis to ensure that we are always providing our readers with helpful up-to-date information.Then we take all the important details you need to know and present them in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.
3. Are we the government?
No, we are not the government. We’re a neutral private company that provides free unbiased information based on in-depth research into relevant and reliable sources.
4. Is my information protected?
5. What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a government-funded healthcare insurance program that provides lower income individuals and families with the ability to receive quality healthcare. It is a program that is monitored by each state; therefore, the details about Medicaid differ from state to state.
6. How do you qualify for Medicaid?
In order to qualify for Medicaid, it’s essential for you to meet certain criteria, including an income requirement. Medicaid is also a program that’s designated for pregnant women, women with young children, children of low-income families, those who are disabled, and some members of the elderly population. Each state has its own set of criteria that applicants must meet.
7. How much income can you receive and still qualify for Medicaid benefits?
The amount of income that you may receive is based on your state of residence. In 2019, certain states allow applicants to earn as much as 138% of the federal poverty level and still receive Medicaid benefits.
8. What if I have Medicare? Can I still qualify for Medicaid?
Yes, many applicants can receive both Medicaid and Medicare benefits at the same time as long as they meet the established requirements of each program.
9. What if I don’t qualify for Medicaid?
If you or your children don’t qualify for Medicaid, there are other programs available to you that you may qualify for. Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus are available for individuals and children; however, a monthly premium may be required.
10. How do I apply for Medicaid?
The specific application procedures will vary by state. Some states offer online Medicaid applications on their websites. In other states, it’s necessary to visit your local Department of Social Services office to apply.
11. What if I have a pre-existing condition?
Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies cannot refuse individuals coverage because of a “pre-existing” condition. Pre-existing conditions may include conditions or illnesses such as diabetes, asthma or cancer. This law restricts insurance companies from limiting benefits to individuals with one or more of pre-existing conditions.
12. When will my Medicaid benefits end?
A Medicaid participant’s benefits will end when they are determined to be no longer eligible for the program. Coverage usually stops at the end of the month after a participant is determined to be ineligible.