Medicaid program is designed to offer medical services at low-cost or for free to eligible people. This program is administered at state level and eligibility criteria depends upon age, income, family size and financial assets. In South Carolina, to be eligible for Medicaid program, you must meet certain requirements. Here we specify how to qualify for Medicaid in South Carolina.
Individuals aged 65 or older, can apply for Medicaid coverage. As per the year 2011, gross monthly income of senior applicants should be below $908 and income of couples should be less than $1,226. If an individual wants to apply for long-term coverage, then the income limit is $2,022 and for a couple, it is $10,000.
Medicaid coverage can be availed by pregnant women with low-income and women diagnosed with cervical or breast cancer. Pregnant women should be residents of state U.S. citizens, having valid Social Security card. 185% of federal poverty level is the income limit stated for pregnant women. Women with breast or cervical cancer should be aged between 40 and 64. They have to be diagnosed by South Carolina Best Chance Network and their income must fall under the guidelines, to be eligible for Medicaid.
Children under 19, with family income at or less than 200% of federal poverty level, are eligible for Medicaid coverage. Children should be citizens of U.S. and South California residents with a valid Social Security card. Medicaid program is applicable for disabled children, who are 18 or less and still living at home. Income and family resources are not taken into consideration for the disabled.
As per 2011 guidelines, limit of income for the blind and/or disabled individuals was $908 and $1,226 for couples. Coverage is also available for the individuals who meet the disability standard of Social Security Administration and still work. Disabled persons having Medicare Part A are also eligible for Medicaid.
Medicaid benefits are available for families with low income or no resources. You must be having at least one child who is dependent and living at home. You should also meet the specific income requirements. A family of four must have a net monthly income limit of $920, as per 2011. Applicants should be state residents, U.S. citizens and having a Social Security card.