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Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, and sometimes referred to as MA, pays for health care services for eligible individuals.
There are a couple of different ways to apply for Medical Assistance, please choose the option that suits you. If you do not know if you are eligible, you may still apply.
You can apply for or renew your Medical Assistance benefits online by using COMPASS. COMPASS is the name of the website where you can apply for Medical Assistance and many other services that can help you make ends meet.
You can apply by telephone for Health Care Coverage by calling the Consumer Service Center for Health Care Coverage at 1-866-550-4355.
You can also apply for Medical Assistance by contacting your local county assistance office.
Or, you can download an application form to send to your county assistance office. If you need help completing the application form, a county assistance office staff member can help you.
Examples of income counted in determining eligibility include:
Wages (certain deductions are allowed)
Spouse's income if living with him/her
English, Interpreters provided based on availability.
Individuals must meet income, resource (in many cases), and other eligibility requirements in order to be eligible for Medical Assistance. These categories are grouped by:
Individuals who are aged (age 65 and older), blind and disabled. (Identified for Medical Assistance purposes as SSI-related)
Families with children under age 21. (Identified for Medical Assistance purposes as TANF-related)
Single and married individuals with a temporary disability, age 59 through 64, limited income or special circumstances (Identified for Medical Assistance purposes as GA-related):
Under-going drug and alcohol treatment
Victim of domestic violence
Caring for a child or disabled person
Special Medical Assistance conditions.