What is Medicaid Alabama?
Medicaid Alabama is a government determined health insurance scheme which is applicable for certain groups of individuals like low-income families, pregnant women, children up to a certain age, people with disabilities and so on. Medicaid Alabama is cheap, economical and a source of security for these individuals since it covers a number of medical expenses, which, if not covered by Medicaid, would be a considerable drain on expenses. Medicaid is a nationwide health insurance scheme and the Alabama division of it is commonly known as Medicaid Alabama.
Qualification for Medicaid Alabama:
Each Medicaid program has its own eligibility criteria and qualification rules. Hence it is difficult to set down a complete norm of qualification since they vary across programs under Medicaid Alabama. Individuals need to be, broadly speaking:
- A citizen of the united states and the state of Alabama
- Conform to the income regulations of each individual program
- Conform the age and category restrictions of each individual program
Who decides on applicant’s qualifications?
There are three agencies which determine if an individual is suited to be enrolled under a Medicaid Alabama program. They are:
- Social Security Administration
- The Department of Human resources
- Alabama Medicaid Agency
Social Security Administration: Individuals who are qualified to receive SSI or Social Security Income, since they are either blind, or over 65 years of age or disabled. Being eligible for SSI automatically makes the individual eligible for Medicaid Alabama enrollment as well. Individuals with very low incomes may also qualify for cash assistance by the Social Security Administration. More details can be obtained by contacting the SSA office in your area.
Department of Human Resources: Foster children or those placed under the care of/receiving assistance from the Department of Human Resources or State or Federal Adoption Assistance schemes are also qualified to receive the Medicaid Alabama scheme. Contact should be established with the concerned departments for more details.
Alabama Medicaid Agency: Proof of identity and citizenship or emigration must be provided to this agency in order to be qualified to receive Medicaid benefits provided that the other eligibility norms are conformed to.
Thus there are various norms which must be subscribed to in order to qualify for Medicaid Alabama. These are stringent and frequently revised so that the applicant must be aware of them. They must be followed and care should be taken to be informed and knowledgeable about these qualification rules.