Iowa Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

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

Iowa Medicaid Overview
Medicaid is for eligible persons who need help getting care and paying medical bills.

Iowa Medicaid Eligibility
Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal aliens and live in Iowa. Undocumented immigrants are eligible too, but only for emergency Medicaid.

Medicaid Income Requirements In Iowa
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Age 0-1 375% FPL
Age 1-5 167% FPL
Age 6-18 167% FPL

Pregnant Women
375% FPL

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

Documents You May Need
Proof of identification
Proof you are a U.S. Citizen or national
Proof of Social Security Number or that you have applied for one
Proof of any health insurance premium paid
Proof of income
Proof of current living address in Iowa
Proof of bank accounts, stock, bonds, etc.

Medicaid Coverage In Iowa
For regular Medicaid beneficiaries: It offers inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, medical and surgical dental services, nursing facility services for persons aged 21+, family planning services, nurse/midwife services, chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental services, physical therapy, therapies for speech hearing and language disorders, occupational therapy, prescribed drugs, prosthetic devices, vision, mental health, hospice care and more.

For undocumented immigrants: Up to 3 days of Medicaid is available to pay for the cost of emergency services for aliens who do not meet citizenship, alien status, or social security number requirements. The emergency services must be provided in a facility such as a hospital, clinic, or office that can provide the required care after the emergency medical condition has occurred.

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