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FAQ: Understanding Eligibility

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FAQ: Understanding Eligibility

How do I know if I am eligible?

The only way to know if you are eligible is to apply.  This site provides eligibility information to assist you in knowing if you are more likely or less likely to qualify for any Medicaid benefits.  We also want to provide information on what program may be right for you.  It is not a final determination.

I have looked at the eligibility guide, but I think I earn a little too much money.  What should I do?

The information provided here is to be used as a guide to assist you in knowing if you are more likely or less likely to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

If your income is too high to qualify for Indiana Medicaid, you may be able to find health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  Depending on your income and family size, you may qualify for a tax credit that can help you pay the cost of your health insurance.  If you apply to the Health Insurance Marketplace, and they think you are more likely to be eligible for Medicaid, they will send us your information.

You may receive more information about the federal Health Insurance Marketplace by:

Can I have Medicare and Medicaid at the same time?

Yes.  You can be eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare and receive benefits from both programs at the same time.

How are my assets or resources treated for Medicaid eligibility?

Resources/assets are not counted for the following groups:  children, low income parent/caretakers, pregnant women, family planning services only, and former foster children.