If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in Alabama** then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your Alabama Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.
Alabama Medicaid Overview
If you can't afford health insurance, Alabama's Medicaid programs, SOBRA and MLIF, provide health coverage for low-income individuals and families.SOBRA is a health coverage program that helps pay medical bills. Medicaid for Low-Income Families (MLIF) is a health care program for families with very low incomes who have children under the age of 19 living in their homes.
Alabama Medicaid Eligibility
SOBRA and MLIF: Must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien and an Alabama resident.
SOBRA: Must be a child under 19 or a pregnant woman. Cannot be eligible for ALL Kids.
MLIF: Must be related to child under age of 19 (i.e. parent or close relative). Non-related caretakers do not qualify for MLIF. Available to aged, blind, and disabled who meet income limits listed below.
Medicaid Income Requirements In Alabama
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Age 0-1 141% FPL
Age 1-5 141% FPL
Age 6-18 141% FPL
Parents 13% FPL
Other Adults 0%
Is Medicaid Expanding? No
Documents You May Need
Social Security Number & Birth Date of All Applicants
Proof of Income
If you had prior insurance, bring proof.
Medicaid Coverage In Alabama
MLIF: Among some of the services: ambulatory surgical center, birth center services, child health check-ups, chiropractic care, durable medical equipment and supplies, federally-qualified health centers, home health, hospital inpatient/outpatient care, laboratory, licensed midwife, physician, podiatry, prescriptions, rural health. SOBRA: Pregnant women ONLY to get pregnancy related services covered.
**The information provided above is a general guideline when applying for Alabama Medicaid. These guidelines can change from time to time, because of that we recommend that you contact your local Medicaid office in Alabama to verify the latest eligibility requirments for Medicaid coverage in Alabama.