Nebraska Medicaid Eligibility

This page provides general guidelines for the Nebraska 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 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System. If you have questions or issues about the Medicaid application or the eligibility requirements, contact the Nebraska Medicaid office.


Nebraska Medicaid Overview

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


Nebraska Medicaid Eligibility Requirements - Non Income

The enrollee must be a Nebraska resident and U.S. citizen or legal qualified alien.


Documents Needed For Nebraska Medicaid Application


Nebraska Medicaid Benefits

Benefits include hospital, physician, laboratory and radiology (x-ray); nurse midwife and nurse practitioner services; clinic services and family planning; home health agency and personal care aide; medical transportation, ambulance, and chiropractic; durable medical equipment, orthotics, prosthetics, and medical supplies; prescription drugs and hearing aid services; therapies (physical, occupational, speech pathology, audiology) and podiatry; adult day treatment, mental health and substance abuse; vision and dental; preventive care (e.g.mammograms). Undocumented immigrants can get emergency care.


Nebraska Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Levels

Below is the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) eligibility levels for Nebraska 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: 213%
Age 1-5: 213%
Age 6-18: 213%
N/A Medicaid: 194%
CHIP: N/A
57% 0%

Eligibility Levels - Individual By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $2,071
Age 1-5: $2,071
Age 6-18: $2,071
N/A Medicaid: N/A
CHIP: N/A
$554 $0

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Two By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $2,792
Age 1-5: $2,792
Age 6-18: $2,792
N/A Medicaid: $2,543
CHIP: N/A
$747 $0

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Three By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $3,513
Age 1-5: $3,513
Age 6-18: $3,513
N/A Medicaid: $3,199
CHIP: N/A
$940 $0

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Four By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $4,233
Age 1-5: $4,233
Age 6-18: $4,233
N/A Medicaid: $3,856
CHIP: N/A
$1,133 $0