What are the Medicaid application and eligibility requirements?
You must be a US citizen or be a resident alien, and must have medical needs requiring nursing home car, and meet income and asset eligibility requirements.
To participate in Medicaid, Federal Law requires us to cover certain groups of people, including Low-income families, qualified pregnant women and children, and individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
We also have additional options to cover other groups including individuals receiving home and community-based services and children in foster care who are generally not eligible.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 opened up an opportunity for us to expand Medicaid to cover almost all low-income Americans under the age of 65.
If eligible, you should try to apply for Medicaid to help give you and your family financial assistance for long term care planning and potentially preserve some of your hard-earned assets.