You will need to provide certain information when you apply. You will only be asked for the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you cannot send in some or all of the information with your application, you do not need to wait to apply. A checklist will be sent to you that tells you what information is needed.
- You will need to provide proof of your income.
- You may need to provide proof of your resources, such as bank accounts, stocks, certificates of deposit (CD’s), real property that you do not live on, and motor vehicles. Parents, children, and pregnant women do not have to provide resource information, in most cases.
- By Federal law, documentation of U.S. citizenship and identity must be obtained for Medicaid applicants and recipients who declare they are United State citizens. Certain groups of people do not have to prove their U.S. citizenship or identity. The groups are: People currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), People who receive Social Security benefits on the basis of a disability, People entitled to or receiving Medicare, Children in foster care or who are classified as Title IV-E Adoption Assistance, and Children born in the U. S .to mothers who were covered by Medicaid at the time of the birth. You will be enrolled in Medicaid if you meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements. You may be required to show your local Department of Social Services worker a document that proves you are a U.S. citizen and a photo identification card or document that identifies you at the time of your annual renewal (your case must be reviewed by the 12th month after your Medicaid coverage starts).
- If you are not a U. S. citizen, you must show proof of your immigration status. This proof is usually the document you received from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services when you entered the United States or your immigration status changed. If you were not lawfully admitted to the U.S. you may apply for Medical Assistance. However, if you meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements, you will only be eligible for Medicaid coverage of emergency services or for services related to giving birth (labor and delivery).
- You must provide your Social Security number. You do not need to provide your card if you are sure of your number.
- If you have Medicare or other health insurance, you will need to provide information about your coverage, such as your policy or member number.