If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in Tennessee then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your Tennessee Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.
Tennessee Medicaid Overview
If you can't afford health insurance, TennCare (Medicaid) provides coverage for working families with low incomes. TennCare Standard provides health coverage for children about to lose their TennCare (Medicaid) eligibility.
Tennessee Medicaid Eligibility
Enrollees must reside in Tennessee and be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens.
TennCare Standard Eligibility: Applicant must be covered by TennCare (Medicaid) and be children ages 0 to 18 whose eligibility for and enrollment in TennCare (Medicaid) are ending. They must have no access to group health insurance, and have incomes of up to 200% FPL. If above 200% FPL, then the patient must have problems getting health insurance due to a pre-existing medical condition.
Medicaid Income Requirements In Tennessee
Pregnant women and infants ages 0 to 1: 185% FPL.
Children ages 1 to 5: 133% FPL.
Children Ages 6 to 19: 100% FPL.
Parents living with their children under 19: 129% FPL.
Aged, blind and disabled: 75% FPL and asset limit of $2,000 for singles; 83% FPL and asset limit of $3,000 for couples.
Individuals living in nursing homes: $2,022 per month.
Documents You May Need
Proof of income
Proof of pregnancy if you are pregnant
Proof of deductions and expenses (Childcare, dependent care, elderly care, etc.)
Proof you live in Tennessee
Proof of Citizenship, status as U.S. National, or Immigration Status
Medicaid Coverage In Tennessee
TennCare and TennCare Standard Coverage: It offers inpatient hospital services, outpatient hospital services, prenatal care, vaccines for children, physician services, nursing facility services for persons aged 21 or older, family planning services and supplies, rural health clinic services, home health care for persons eligible for skilled-nursing services, laboratory and x-ray services, pediatric and family nurse practitioner services, nurse/midwife services.