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Lesson 02: Medicaid Eligibility

Ohio Medicaid provides coverage to the following groups:

  • Children (up to age 19)
  • Pregnant women
  • Families with children younger than 19
  • People with disabilities
  • Older adults (age 65 and older)
  • Certain women screened for Breast and/or Cervical Cancer
  • Other types of assistance: Medicare Premium, Disability Medical, Refugee Medical, Alien Emergency Medical

To qualify for Medicaid, a person must meet basic requirements:

Income

Medicaid eligibility depends in part on monthly income. Monthly income cannot exceed a specified standard amount. The standard amount usually increases each year. If a person with medical expenses has an income that exceeds the standards, he/she may be able to achieve Medicaid eligibility through a method known as "Spend Down".

Resources/Assets

Eligibility for Medicaid also depends upon current resources/assets. Total resource amounts cannot exceed a specified limit.

Should I apply?

You may want to consider applying for Medicaid if any of the following are true:

  • You are aged (65 years old or older), blind, or disabled and have limited income and resources.
  • You are terminally ill and want to get hospice services.
  • You are aged, blind, or disabled; live in a nursing home; and have limited income and resources.
  • You are aged, blind, or disabled and need nursing home care, but can stay at home with special community care services.
  • You are eligible for Medicare and have limited income and resources.

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