New York Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

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

New York Medicaid Overview
Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care.

New York Medicaid Eligibility
Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, and residents of New York State. However, coverage is still available, regardless of alien status, if you are pregnant or require treatment for an emergency medical condition.

Medicaid Income Requirements In New York
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Children
Age 0-1 218% FPL
Age 1-5 149% FPL
Age 6-18 149% FPL

Pregnant Women
218% FPL

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

Documents You May Need
Proof of identity/date of birth
Proof you live in New York
Proof of income
Proof of expenses
Proof of prior or current health insuranceProof of citizenship/immigration status
Proof of pregnancy if pregnant

Medicaid Coverage In New York
Medicaid offers the following: Smoking cessation agents treatment and preventive health and dental care, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, laboratory and x-ray, nursing home, home health agencies and personal care, treatment in psychiatric hospitals, mental health facilities, family planning, early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment for children, medical equipment, and appliances, transportation to medical appointments, emergency ambulance, prenatal care, clinical services and other health services.

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