Kentucky Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

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
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Children
Age 0-1 195% FPL
Age 1-5 159% FPL
Age 6-18 159% FPL

Pregnant Women
195% FPL

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

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.

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