New York Medicaid

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Medicaid/Medicare


December 19, 2018

Overview

Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care. Medicaid pays for a number of services, but some may not be covered for you because of your age, financial circumstances, family situation, transfer of resource requirements, or living arrangements. Some services have small co-payments. These services may be provided using your Medicaid card or through your managed care plan if you are enrolled in managed care.

Administration

New York 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 New York, a U.S. national, citizen, have satisfactory immigration status, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

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 $15,800
2 $21,307
3 $26,813
4 $32,319
5 $37,825
6 $43,331
7 $48,851
8 $54,384

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,533 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

You can apply for Medicaid in any one of the following ways: write, phone, or go to your local department of social services.

You may also apply online at the New York State of Health website.

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