What You Need To Know
The Medicaid program in Alabama was established by the federal government and the state of Alabama in 1970. The objective of Medicaid is to provide free health care services to people from low-income housing belonging to the underprivileged background. The aim is to improve the health conditions of the poverty-stricken peoples of Alabama.
The Alabama Medicaid provides various health care services to individuals including;
- Pregnant women
- Guardians/caretaker relatives
- Senior citizens
- Parents with no dependent kids
- Disabled people
Services Covered By The Program
The following are the services that the Alabama Medicaid provides;
- Eye care services which include providing eye check-up and eyeglasses
- Dental services which include dental check-ups and teeth cleaning every 6 months for individuals who are younger than 21 years of age.
- Family planning services
- Medical check-ups
- Hearing services
- Laboratory services and x-rays
- Maternity services
- Childcare and home health care services
- Drug prescriptions
Are You Eligible?
It is mandatory for the applicant to be a US national with permanent and legal citizenship and most importantly a residence of the state of Alabama to apply for the Alabama Medicaid program. Your eligibility is automatically cancelled out if you lack any of the above-mentioned requirements. The applicant must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.
The agencies that look into the Alabama Medicaid program look for certain resources to determine a candidate’s eligibility for the program including:
- Assets/Resources ( bonds, funds, property, credit union accounts, etc)
- Size of the household
- Total income of the household per annum before taxes
- Age of the candidate
- Medical requirements of the candidate
The total annual household income before taxes should not exceed by,
|Size Of The Household||Maximum Annual Income Level ($)|
An amount of $5878is added per person if the total size of the household exceeds 8 members. The above information is subjected to change from time to time, that’s why it is advisable to visit a managing agency in your area to help you get your hands on the latest and up-to-date information and program guidelines. This will help you understand the terms and policies of the program and help make the application process easy.
The eligibility for the Alabama Medicaid program can also be checked by going to the Alabama Medicaid official website. In order to check your eligibility, you need to provide the information including your citizenship status, household size/income.
How To Apply?
There are many ways to apply for the Alabama Medicaid program you can either,
Apply Online: The application form for the Alabama Medicaid program can be filled out online. To fill the form please visit the Apply for Medicaid website. The website contains thorough information about the application procedure of various health care benefits that are provided under the AL Medicaid program. It is important to make your account on the online website portal before applying for the program. It is a user-friendly portal and makes the whole process of applying easy and quick.
To make the application procedure easy the website also contains “Frequently Asked Questions” section and videos to guide the applicants to correctly fill the application form.
The applicants can also visit the Alabama official Marketplace to see if they qualify for the Medicaid. The Marketplace was established to provide the healthcare benefits to citizens of across various states of the United States of America who are otherwise not able to do so. You can also find information related to the Affordable Healthcare Act on the website.
Apply By Calling: Individuals interested in the Alabama Medicaid program can apply via phone by calling this toll free number, 1-800-362-1504 and asking for the application form, which can either be mailed or emailed to you. By calling the above number, one gets to talk to highly qualified members of staff who can answer any queries you might have regarding the Alabama Medicaid program.
Interested individuals or families can also apply for the Alabama Medicaid through phone and the application form will be delivered to them via email. To apply to call the toll free number 1-800-362-1504.
Apply Through Local District Office: You can visit the Medicaid Office Locations page to find an office near your house in order to make personal application. After finding a nearby office, you can visit it to get one-on-one guidance regarding the program.