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How do I know if my mom can qualify , she already

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How do I know if my mom can qualify for medicade, she already has medicare
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
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Medicaid is a federal program, managed by individual states. There are simple requirements, such as age and income limits, but the states set certain limits. The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) also impacted qualifying.
Without the specific state, my best assistance is to point to HealthCare.gov for their checklist:
https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/ is the link.
Their checklist will consider your state and individual income for qualification, and assist in the application process.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We live in the state of Texas, can you tell what int income requirements are to qualify for Medicare. My mom is 93.
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
https://www.dads.state.tx.us/handbooks/mepd/B/B-3000.htm covers Texas Medicaid for the elderly. There are special higher income limits for applying for senior Medicaid, as the regular Texas limits are very low.
https://www.dads.state.tx.us/Handbooks/mepd/appendix/XXXIII/index.htm covers the qualification for benefits. Just for a resopurce if needed.
A single person qualifies for Texas Medicaid if (her) MAGI income is less than $2,163 (http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/when-medicaid-texas-will-pay-nursing-home-assisted-living-home-health-care.html) for 2014.
MAGI includes both taxable and nontaxable social security, and most other income, taxable or not.
I hope that gives you what you need to start the application process. Good luck.
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