Blind or Disabled Medicaid

Blind or Disabled Medicaid covers individuals who are considered blind or disabled by Social Security.  If the indvidual has not yet been considered blind or disabled by Social Security, the State Medicaid Medical Review Board can decide if he/she is disabled.

How to Qualify:

  • Your net income (after deductions like health insurance premiums and eligible medical bills are taken out) must not be more than 100% of poverty.  An SSI person's income doesn't count; nor does the income of a spouse or parent of an SSI person.
  • If your income is over the income limit, you can spenddown or "buy" Medicaid coverage by paying cash or turning in medical bills that bring your income below the income limit.
  • You must be below the asset limits:
  • 1 person - $2,000
  • 2 people - $3,000