You may think that you are not eligible for Medicaid, and you’ve been worrying about how you’re going to pay for your medical care. However, you might be eligible and not know it.
Here are the requirements to start receiving Medicaid so you can better plan for upcoming treatments.
U.S. Citizenship or Alien Status
You must be a U.S. citizen or an alien who has qualified alien status in order to receive Medicaid. When applying for Medicaid in Washington, you can go through your local Home and Community Services (HCS) office, mail in your application, or apply online.
An Eligible Person
To qualify for Medicaid, you must be at least one of the following: pregnant, responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger, have a disability, or a family member in your household with a disability, blind, or 65 or older.
A Low Income
You need to have a low or very low income to be considered for Medicaid. If you are the only person in your household, then your income needs to be less than $17,131 per year before taxes. If there are two people in your household, that number goes up to $23,169, and if there are three, it’s $29,207. For four, it’s $35,245.
Can You Get Medicaid and Medicare?
Yes, you can. If you qualify for Medicaid and Medicare, you are what’s called dual-eligible. If you are dual-eligible, then you may not have any out-of-pocket healthcare costs to cover.
Getting in Touch With an Attorney
Need help applying for Medicaid, Medicare, or both? Then contact the estate planning attorneys at Legacy Law Group in Eastern Washington, Spokane Valley, and Spokane itself. Get in touch with us at (509) 315-8087.