How to Verify Medicaid Eligibility

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Read over the information provided on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services "Overview of Medicaid Eligibility" section, linked in the Resources section. This website provides comprehensive information that may aid you in determining if you are eligible for Medicaid. Be sure to click on the links to the "Are You Eligible?" and "Mandatory Eligibility Groups" pages. These links can be found on the left-hand side of the "Overview of Medicaid Eligibility" page.

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Fill out a screening tool to determine if you are eligible for Medicaid. Once such screening tool is located on the GovBenefits website, linked in the Resources section. This tool is entitled "Take a Questionnaire" and will help you verify your Medicaid eligibility, as well as any other service you may be applying for. Fill out the screening tool with accurate information.

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Contact your local Medicaid office. This can be done by visiting the Families USA web site's State Information page, linked in the Resources section. Click on your state. A box will pop up to the right of the map. Click on the "Government Links" link. Scroll down until you find the "State Government Links" text. Click on the link that directs you to your state's Medicaid website. Search the website and find the contact information on the page. By contacting your local Medicaid office, you will be able to ask questions that relate to your eligibility in your specific state.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you have determined that you are eligible to recieve Medicaid, you will be able to find an application for Medicaid benefits on your state's Medicaid website.
  • Medicaid is a federal United States health program that gives low-income families and individuals assistance for medical related costs. Though it is a federal program, each state has its own set of rules and regulations, as each state manages Medicaid for the citizens living within its borders. If you are a resident or a resident alien living in the United States, living on an low-income, you may be eligible to receive Medicaid benefits.