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
Pregnant women and infants ages 0 to 1: 200% FPL.
Parents/caretakers living with children ages 0 to 18: 150% FPL.
Childless adults: 100% FPL.
Children ages 1 to 5: 133% FPL.
Children ages 6 to 18: 100% FPL.
Singles, couples without children, and low-income families: 78% FPL; with a resource limit of $13,800 for singles ; 91% FPL with resource limit of $20,100.
Aged, blind, and disabled: 85% FPL with asset limit of $4,350 for singles; 92% FPL with asset limit of $6,400 for couples.
Individuals may also own a home, a car, and personal property and still be eligible. The income and resources of legally responsible relatives in the household will be counted. There are limits on cash resources.
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.