We want to provide information to help you apply for the benefits you deserve.
We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.
If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:
- Understand the requirements for you to get benefits.
- Learn about the application process.
- Seek to get the most out of your 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 get Medicaid?
- How much income can you have and still get Medicaid benefits?
- What if I already 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 already have a health condition?
- When will my Medicaid benefits end?
1. Want to learn about us?
We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research the Medicaid program and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process. We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice please contact an attorney or a financial advisor.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.
Then we take the information and give it to you in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.
3. Are we the government?
No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can.
4. Is my information protected?
5. What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a health insurance program that is run by the federal government. Medicaid makes sure that low income people and families can get quality healthcare. The Medicaid program is monitored by each state. This means that Medicaid programs are sometimes different from state to state.
6. How do you get Medicaid?
To get Medicaid insurance, your income has to be lower than a certain amount. Medicaid helps pregnant women, women with young children, children in low-income families, people with disabilities, and some elderly people. Each state has its own rules that applicants must meet.
7. How much income can you have and still get Medicaid benefits?
The amount of income that you can have depends on the state where you live. If your income is higher than a certain amount, you will not be able to get Medicaid. The government uses the “federal poverty level” to decide who can get Medicaid. For example, the federal poverty level for a family of two people is $17, 240. Some states allow people to get Medicaid if their household income is below 138% of the federal poverty level.
8. What if I already have Medicare? Can I still get Medicaid?
Yes, many people can get both Medicaid and Medicare benefits at the same time. They just need to meet the requirements for each program.
9. What if I don’t qualify for Medicaid?
If you or your children don’t qualify for Medicaid, then other programs might be able to help you. These programs include Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus for individuals and children. However, you might need to pay a monthly premium to get help from these programs.
10. How do I apply for Medicaid?
The rules to submit an application will depend on the state you are in. Some states have online Medicaid applications on their websites. In other states, you must visit your local Department of Social Services office to apply.
11. What if I already have a health condition?
The Affordable Care Act says that insurance companies cannot refuse to cover people because of a “pre-existing” condition they have. Pre-existing conditions may include conditions or illnesses like diabetes, asthma or cancer.
12. When will my Medicaid benefits end?
A Medicaid participant’s benefits will end when they no longer meet the requirements for the program. If you no longer meet the program’s requirements, your Medicaid Coverage will usually stop at the end of the month.