Medicaid Benefits Eligibility (Medicaid)
Bath County Department of Social Services
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Medicaid is the federally funded medical care program for individuals who are elderly, blind, disabled, dependent children and pregnant women. The program offers medical coverage for doctor visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization, prescriptions, medical supplies and equipment, nursing home costs, and home health care. The level and scope of coverage varies.
To be eligible, individuals must meet income and resource requirements. Supplemental Security Income recipients are generally eligible for full coverage. Aged, blind and disabled individuals with incomes less than 80 percent of the federal poverty level may also be eligible for full coverage. Pregnant women and children under age of 19 may be eligible if their income is less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Medicare Part A recipients with income less than 120 percent of the federal poverty level may also be eligible for limited services based on income and resources.