Mississippi Medicaid

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Medicaid/Medicare


December 19, 2018

Overview

Mississippi Medicaid is a health care program that helps pay for medical services for low-income people. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid is paid to providers of health care. Providers are doctors, hospitals and pharmacists who take Medicaid.

Administration

Mississippi 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 Mississippi, 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. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.

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 $16,146
2 $21,892
3 $27,637
4 $33,383
5 $39,129
6 $44,874
7 $50,620
8 $56,365

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,746 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

Applications for Medicaid for individuals who are aged or disabled may be filed at the Medicaid Regional Office that serves the county where the individual lives or the county where the individual resides in a nursing facility.

Contact:

1-800-421-2408

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