Medicaid Resources

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Medicaid in New York State: Includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Current Medicaid Beneficiaries, Fact Sheets and Resource Information.

Keeping Medicaid after Cash Public Assistance or SSI Benefits Are Terminated: Discusses tips on keeping Medicaid if income is now above the Medicaid income limits, Summary of Eligibility rules, procedures for transitioning from public assistance or SSI to Medicaid-only, the effect of SSD/SSI benefits on Medicaid eligibility, obtaining subsidized prescription drug coverage.

How to use funeral planning to become eligible for Medicaid: Fact Sheet on Pre-Paid Funeral Planning as Method to Qualify for Medicaid in New York State

Immigrant Eligibility for Medicaid & other Public Benefits: by Empire Justice Center & NY Immigration Coalition - updated to include Public Charge

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits Chart: The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Empire Justice Center collaborated to create a resource for service providers supporting noncitizens in accessing public benefits.

Medicaid Buy-in Program for Working People with Disabilities: The Medicaid Buy–In program offers Medicaid coverage to people with disabilities who are working and earning more than the allowable limits for regular Medicaid, the opportunity to retain their health care coverage through Medicaid. This program allows working people with disabilities to earn more income without the risk of losing vital health care coverage.

Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in New York: Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) pay for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and qualify enrollees for the "Extra Help" subsidy for Part D prescription drugs.

Know your Rights: Fact Sheet Explaining Basic Rules on NYS Financial Medicaid Eligibility for People who are Disabled, Aged 65+, or Blind:  This factsheet explains the basic financial rules on eligibility for Medicaid in the community for this category of people, and explains how to apply for Medicaid if you are seeking home care.  

Medicaid Spend-Down: The spend-down program (also called excess or surplus income) is a way for certain categories of applicants to get Medicaid even though their income or assets are over the limit, by offsetting their excess with medical expenses.

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