Medicaid is an insurance plan for low income, legal US citizens between the ages of 19 - 65 years old. Medicaid can be extremely helpful for those who are applying for Social Security as it can help with the cost of the doctor visits needed to prove a case. In order to qualify for Medicaid, families must have incomes less than 138% the poverty level. Families with incomes less than 100%-400% poverty levels get subsidies or grants.
This insurance program includes disabled and single households making less than $15,000 per year. Single households must bring in less than $1,300 per month and couples must bring in less than $1,750 per month to qualify for Medicaid. Typically, those that are granted only SSI benefits automatically qualify because SSI benefits do not exceed $1,000.
To begin your Medicaid application, go to www.yourtexasbenefits.com. Screening and applications can be done completely online. If you do not have access to the internet, either print out and mail in a signed copy or visit your local Department of Social Services to ask for help. If you are having any issues with your application or have any questions, Medicare Solution's Incorporated also specializes in this topic. You can reach Medicare Solutions Inc. at 210-887-7678.
Things to have handy when filling out your Medicaid application or visiting the Department of Social Services include social security cards for each family member, proof of your former health insurance provider (if any), and also proof of address.