Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, and people who are older or who have disabilities. To find out if you might be eligible for Medicaid in Texas , visit the Your Texas Benefits website . Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older.
Purpose. To provide TANF, food stamp, and Medicaid clients with a list of acceptable sources of verification required to determine eligibility.
To be eligible for Texas Medicaid , you must be a resident of the state of Texas , a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.
Apply for Medicaid or CHIP benefits in one of these ways: Visit Your Texas Benefits website and choose “ Apply for new benefits.”
Income & Asset Limits for Eligibility
|2021 Texas Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility for Seniors|
|Type of Medicaid||Single||Married (both spouses applying)|
|Income Limit||Income Limit|
|Institutional / Nursing Home Medicaid||$2,382 / month||$4,764 / month*|
|Medicaid Waivers / Home and Community Based Services||$2,382 / month||$4,764 / month|
60 and over
An employment verification letter , also known as a letter of employment or proof of income letter , is a form used to verify the income and employment history of a previous or current employee . For your reference, an employment verification letter can also be referred to as a: Proof of Employment Letter .
All types of Social Security income , whether taxable or not, received by a tax filer counts toward household income for eligibility purposes for both Medicaid and Marketplace financial assistance.
45 calendar days
Who is Eligible? Medicare beneficiaries and their representatives of any age are eligible. Medicare beneficiaries include those deemed eligible by being 65 or older or through a disability by the Social Security Administration.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is offering a new way to serve people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid , known as dual eligibles. By having one Medicare – Medicaid health plan, Medicare and Medicaid benefits work together to better meet the member’s health-care needs.
In Texas, there are 5 different types of Medicaid: STAR . STAR +PLUS. STAR Kids. STAR Health. Traditional Medicaid.
There are two ways to apply for Medicaid : Contact your state Medicaid agency. You must be a resident of the state where you are applying for benefits. Fill out an application through the Health Insurance Marketplace.