Individuals 65 and older, or younger if they are officially declared handicapped, may be eligible for Medicaid long-term care services through the Medicare program. The marital status of the applicant has no direct influence on eligibility, but it does so indirectly by affecting the income and asset restrictions. The fact that one is a veteran has no bearing on his or her eligibility.
Can seniors get Medicaid if they have Medicare?
Seniors, adults with disabilities, and some children with disabilities who do not have health insurance may be eligible to seek coverage under the Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities program if they meet the eligibility requirements. Even if you are currently enrolled in Medicare, you may still be eligible for Medicaid.
Who is eligible for Medicaid?
- Who is qualified to get Medicaid benefits?
- Medicaid may be able to provide you with free or low-cost health care if your income and family size qualify you.
- Medicaid offers health care for some low-income individuals, families, and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia.
In certain states, the program is available to all low-income people earning less than $25,000 per year.