Delaware Medicaid

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December 19, 2018


The Medicaid program furnishes medical assistance to eligible Delaware low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services. Medicaid pays for: doctor visits, hospital care, labs, prescription drugs, transportation, routine shots for children, chiropractic services, mental health and substance abuse services.


Delaware Medicaid is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Delaware, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. For Adult Medicaid you must be between the ages of 19 and 64, and for Youth Medicaid you must be between the ages of 6 and 18. Some individuals must meet specific technical reasons such as age, pregnancy, or disability. If you want more general information about Medicaid in Delaware, please see below for the section on Program Contact Information.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $16,040
2 $21,599
3 $27,159
4 $32,718
5 $38,277
6 $43,837
7 $49,396
8 $54,956

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,559 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

You will need to complete an application and return it to DSS. If DSS cannot verify your information electronically, you may be asked to provide: proof of citizenship and identity, proof of immigration status, social security number for each applicant who has an SSN, proof of all income you receive from the last 30 days or your latest tax return for self-employed applicants.

You may apply online by going to the following website:

You may ask for assistance with applying or have an application mailed to you by calling the Customer Relations Unit (CRU) at 1-866-843-7212.

If you prefer to apply in person, visit your local office for the Division of Social Services (DSS). A DSS staff member will help you find out more about eligibility for Medicaid, DHCP and other assistance programs. To get help finding a local office, call the CRU at 1-866-843-7212.



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