Medicaid eligibility income limits are based on percentages of federal poverty guidelines. Using the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) from 2009, income limits for emotionally disturbed children are set at 250\% of the FPL, or $2,258 for one person. Income limits for parents with infants, pregnant women and childless adults are set at 200\% of the FPL, or $1,806 per month for the first person.
Income Limits for Mothers with Children
Income limits for mothers with children ages 1 through 19 are set at 133\% of the FPL, or $1,204 per month for the first person plus $312 for each child.
Income Limits for Parents and those with SSI
Iowa Medicaid income levels for working parents are set at 86\% of the FPL, or $777 for the first person and $268 for each additional person. Income levels for those on Supplemental Security Income are set at 74\% of the FPL, or $668 per month for the first person and $231 for each additional person. Income levels for non-working parents are set at 29\% of the FPL, or $262 for the first person and $90 for each additional person.
Medicaid is available in Iowa to low-income groups who meet eligibility requirements. They must be U.S. citizens or qualified legal aliens who live in Iowa and meet all the limits regarding their income and resources.