Find out if any of the Medicaid category descriptions apply to you. Maryland Medicaid only covers certain groups of people -- these groups include children, pregnant women, families, women with cervical or breast cancer, and adults who are over 65 years of age, disabled or blind. All applicants must have limited incomes and resources.
Determine if you meet Maryland Medicaid's income and assets guidelines. Each group has its own set of income and assets limits. For example, if you are applying for your family or children, the total household income for a family of three must not exceed $1,769 per month and total assets must not amount to more than $3,100. For income and asset limits of all Medicaid groups, see "Questions and Answers about Medicaid Eligibility and Benefits" on Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website.
Locate the DSS office nearest to you by using the DSS office directory listed on DHMH's website. Alternatively, call 800-332-6347 to find out which DSS office to go to.
Gather documents that show your Maryland residency, your citizenship status in the United States, age and how much income and assets you have. If applicable, you may need to show proof of disability and pregnancy.
Contact your local DSS office and file an application to find out if you qualify for Maryland Medicaid. When you go to the office, expect to fill out an application and participate in an interview with a caseworker. The caseworker will ask you questions about your financial situation and whether or not you have other forms of health insurance. Bring the documents that support the information that you provide on the application for verification purposes.