Medical assistance, otherwise known as Medicaid, is an important federal program that assists millions of people with their medical expenses. The state of Maryland is a part of this medical assistance program, and in fact recently expanded its Medicaid program to cover more people. So, if you are wondering if you qualify, or how to apply, you probably have some questions.
Who Qualifies for Medicaid?
As mentioned earlier, Maryland recently expanded its coverage. Because of this medicaid expansion, many more people qualify now that did not qualify before. In fact, because of this, most people under the age of 65 who are residents of Maryland qualify, as long as they meet the income requirements. The current income requirements state that you must make at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. In 2017, that translates to an annual income of less than $16,400. If you are at or below this threshold, then you most likely will qualify for medical assistance in the state of Maryland. This dollar amount is for a single individual. If there are more people in your household, then that number might be adjusted. You can consult this chart here to find out more.
How do I Apply?
There are actually several different ways to apply for medical assistance in Baltimore or the state of Maryland. The simplest way to do it is to go online to this website. Here you can find information, fill out an application, and check the status of your application and account. You can also go mobile by clicking this link (for Android) or this one (for an iPhone) and downloading the app.. Like the website, you can apply, check your account, deal with problems, etc., all from the convenience of your mobile device.
Of course, if you prefer to apply the old-fashioned way, you can do so in person as well. The Baltimore DSS office, located at 2000 North Broadway, handles medical assistance program applications in person, and would be glad to walk you through the process and handle any questions you might have. There are other locations around Maryland, as well.
A final way to apply is via phone by calling 1-855-642-8572.
As you can see, there are many ways to contact someone concerning medical assistance in the state of Maryland. And should you need or want help, we are always willing to assist you in any way you need possible as you go through this process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today!