Alabama Medicaid Eligibility

This page provides general guidelines for the Alabama Medicaid eligibility requirements. This is an assistance program that provides medical coverage for low-income people of all ages. The department that handles the Medicaid program is Alabama Medicaid Agency. The name of the state program is SOBRA and MLIF. If you have questions or issues about the Medicaid application or the eligibility requirements, contact the Alabama Medicaid office.


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 Requirements - Non Income

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.


Documents Needed For Alabama Medicaid Application


Alabama Medicaid Benefits

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.


Alabama Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Levels

Below is the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) eligibility levels for Alabama Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Eligibility Levels - By Percentage Of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: 141%
Age 1-5: 141%
Age 6-18: 141%
312% Medicaid: 141%
CHIP: N/A
13% 0%

Eligibility Levels - Individual By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $1,371
Age 1-5: $1,371
Age 6-18: $1,371
$3,034 Medicaid: N/A
CHIP: N/A
$126 $0

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Two By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $1,848
Age 1-5: $1,848
Age 6-18: $1,848
$4,090 Medicaid: $1,848
CHIP: N/A
$170 $0

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Three By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $2,325
Age 1-5: $2,325
Age 6-18: $2,325
$5,145 Medicaid: $2,325
CHIP: N/A
$214 $0

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Four By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $2,802
Age 1-5: $2,802
Age 6-18: $2,802
$6,201 Medicaid: $2,802
CHIP: N/A
$258 $0