Medicaid Application Requirements

Health care is something that all of us need – but so few of us have. Without it we are forced to pay for outrageous doctor’s bills and prescription medications. One visit to the ER without any type of insurance could cost your over $1,000. The problem is that most people are not able to afford $400 a month for insurance.

Instead they need to apply for Medicaid. This is a type of coverage that will cover everything that you need including doctor’s visits, medication, tests, and even hospital stays. This is a great coverage – but is one that requires a great deal of requirements in order for people to use. Without these requirements the wrong people might take advantage of it.

One of the top requirements that you need in order to submit a Medicaid application is to provide them with the proper identification of you and anyone in your family. This application will be submitted to the local Department of Family and Children Services office or anything similar that is in the area. You will have the ability to do this through mail, Internet, telephone, or in person.

This program was created for people who could not afford any other type of coverage. It is up to you to show them why you need it. Children, pregnant woman, and people over the age of 65 have a better chance of getting it. First they must have a valid Social Security number, prove that they are a U.S. citizen, have proof of residency, and show what income or other assistance they have.

When you go in for your interview you must present all of these things and anything else they might want. Remember to bring a pay stub, bank account information, or SSI information. It is an offense to lie to them and tell them that you make less then you do so that you will qualify for Medicaid. They will be able to tell if you are telling the truth and you will be in serious trouble if you are not.