Illinois Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in Illinois** then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your Illinois Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.

Illinois Medicaid Overview
Medicaid is a federal and state-funded program that serves low-income individuals and families who meet eligibility requirements and who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.

Illinois Medicaid Eligibility
Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien and live in Illinois. Non-citizens may be eligible for coverage of medical emergencies, including the birth of a child. Before Medicaid may be authorized, applicants must provide proof from a medical professional stating the treatment was due to an emergency condition.

Medicaid Income Requirements In Illinois
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Children
Age 0-1 142% FPL
Age 1-5 142% FPL
Age 6-18 142% FPL

Pregnant Women
208% FPL

Adults
Parents 133% FPL
Other Adults 133% FPL
Is Medicaid Expanding? Yes

Documents You May Need
Proof of Social Security Number or Citizenship
Proof of Income
Proof of insurance, if you had prior insurance in last 3 months
Proof You Live in Illinois

Medicaid Coverage In Illinois
Covers medical, dental and vision, prescriptions, hospitalization and more depending on the program. There are programs for people with MS, nursing home needs, kidney dialysis, breast and cervical cancer, AIDS, TB, hyperalimentation, and pregnancy.

**The information provided above is a general guideline when applying for Illinois Medicaid. These guidelines can change from time to time, because of that we recommend that you contact your local Medicaid office in Illinois to verify the latest eligibility requirments for Medicaid coverage in Illinois.