If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in Kentucky then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your Kentucky Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.
Kentucky Medicaid Overview
The Medicaid program is a federal and state funded program that serves needy individuals and families who meet financial and other eligibility requirements and certain other individuals who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.
Kentucky Medicaid Eligibility
Enrollees must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens and residents of Kentucky.
Medicaid Income Requirements In Kentucky
Pregnant women and infants ages 0 to 1: 185% FPL.
Children ages 1 to 18: 200% FPL.
Parents/caretakers living with children ages 0 to 18 (after deducting expenses for work and child care): $217 for one household member, $267 for 2, $308 for 3, $383 for 4, $450 for 5, $508 for 6, $567 for 7, $627 for 8. Add $60 per added household member.
Aged, blind and disabled: Singles earning 75% FPL with asset limit of $2,000; couples earning 83% FPL with asset limit of $4,000.
Working disabled: Must be ages 16 to 64, meet the Social Security definition of disabled, earn up to 250% FPL, have asset limit of $5,000, and prove to be employed or self-employed (e.g. pay stubs).
Documents You May Need
Proof of income
Proof of pregnancy (if you are pregnant)
Proof you live in Kentucky
Proof of Citizenship, status as U.S. National, or legal Immigration Status
If applying as "Working Disabled," proof of disability as defined by the Social Security Administration and proof of employment/self-employment.
Medicaid Coverage In Kentucky
Some of services include care (inpatient and outpatient), nursing home care, physician services, laboratory and x-ray services, immunizations and other early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) services for children, health center (FQHC) and rural health clinic (RHC) services, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner services. Benefits also include chiropractor, dental, durable medical equipment (DME), family planning, hearing, hospice, medical transportation organ transplant, pharmacy, podiatry, renal dialysis and vision.