Texas Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

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

Texas Medicaid Overview
The Medicaid program is a federal and state funded program that serves needy individuals and families who meet income and other eligibility requirements and who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.

Texas Medicaid Eligibility
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and live in Texas.

Medicaid Income Requirements In Texas
This information is based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These income guideline standards were effective starting January 1st, 2014.
Children
Age 0-1 198% FPL
Age 1-5 144% FPL
Age 6-18 133% FPL

Pregnant Women
198% FPL

Adults
Parents 15% FPL
Other Adults 0%
Is Medicaid Expanding? No

Documents You May Need
Proof of Income
Need to Provide Social Security Number
Proof of Citizenship/Immigration Status

Medicaid Coverage In Texas
Medicaid pays for acute health care (physician, inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy, lab, and x-ray services), and long-term services and supports for aged and disabled clients.

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