Florida Medicaid Eligibility - Who Meets the Requirements?
Florida Medicaid eligibility is determined primarily by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). There are several groups of people who may be eligible for the Florida Medicaid program. These groups include:
- Seniors (65 or older) who are not receiving SSI
- Disabled individuals
- Children who need medical assistance
- Women who are pregnant and need medical assistance
- Non-citizen residents who have a medical emergency
- Families receiving or eligible to receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
- Medically Needy Individuals
Florida Medicaid Eligibility for Seniors & Disabled
If you are 65 years or older, or are disabled, then you may be eligible for Medicaid in Florida.
Children, Pregnant Women, & Families Who Are Eligible for TCA
Families with children who receive or are eligible to receive Temporary Cash Assistance will also meet the requirements for Florida Medicaid eligibility.
Children whose families do not qualify for the Florida Medicaid program, due to financial restrictions, may still be eligible for the KidCare program.
Pregnant women who need medical assistance may also receive benefits to cover the cost of getting prenatal care and delivering their baby.
Non-Citizen Residents Who Have a Medical Emergency
Although non-citizen residents do not meet the requirements for Medicaid in
Florida, they may be able to receive financial assistance for emergency
situations that are deemed an emergency by their care provider.
Medically Needy Individuals
These are people who do not meet the financial requirements to be eligible, but still need help with their medical expenses. Under this program, participants must incur a specific amount of medical bills each month, before assistance under the Florida Medicaid program kicks in.
If you need Medicaid to help you with medical or nursing home expenses, find out how our Florida Medicaid Planning service may be able to help you arrange your assets so that you financially qualify for this assistance. Let us help you meet the requirements for Florida Medicaid eligibility.
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