Medicaid differs from that of Medicare and is funded by state and federal governments. Medicaid program helps particular groups including disabled people, individuals of 65 years or older, young ones, pregnant women, elders with dependent young ones. The Rhode Island State determines what is Medicaid in Rhode Island by using the guidance produced by the federal government. Each state determines the eligibility using a mixture of assets and income. To the eligible residents, Medicaid is available through the Department of Health Services (DHS) in Rhode Island.
People can be qualified for the Medicaid services if the assets and income do not exceed the following limits:
In Medicaid, a disabled elder is eligible if he/she is able to provide the disability documentation. The most acceptable documents may include physician’s letter or medical records. He/she should also satisfy the above eligibility criteria.
If an elder qualifies for social security income in the Rhode Island, through the Administration of Social Security can acquire Medicaid benefits. A separate application is not necessary for enrolling in the Medicaid. The income should not exceed the above eligibility criteria.
A child of 18 years or younger may qualify for the social security income and will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid, if that child is having functional limitations because of physical or mental condition.
Children with disabilities who are not eligible for the social security income because of the parent’s assets and income, may be still qualified for the Medicaid under the provision of Katie Becket.