Massachusetts MassHealth (Medicaid)

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December 19, 2018


Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) pays for health care for certain low and medium income people living in Massachusetts. MassHealth offers health-care benefits directly or by paying part or all of your health-insurance premiums. MassHealth offers different types of coverage based on your age, whether you are a parent, pregnant, disabled, HIV positive or have breast or cervical cancer, and whether you work for a small employer. MassHealth will decide if you are eligible and give you the most complete coverage that you qualify for.


Massachusetts MassHealth (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 Massachusetts, a U.S. national, citizen or qualified noncitizen* in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.**

*Certain other noncitizens may also be eligible for MassHealth including certain children, pregnant women, disabled and seniors.

**There is no income limit for individuals with disabilities who may have to pay a premium and a one-time deductible to qualify.


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

To receive MassHealth, you may apply online at or you may, download an Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs at:

You may also call MassHealth Customer Service to apply by phone or to request an application:



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