Mississippi Medicaid provides health insurance for some people that have low incomes. People must meet other eligibility guidelines as well. For qualified recipients, Medicaid covers things like inpatient and outpatient medical treatment, prescription drugs, mental health care and some dental care. If you need help paying for medical care in Mississippi, apply for Medicaid at the Medicaid Regional Office in the area where you live. You can contact your Medicaid Regional Office for more information about Medicaid requirements in Mississippi, as well. Contact 800-421-2408 or visit the Mississippi Division of Medicaid website at http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/RegionalOffices.aspx to find your Medicaid Regional Office.
Applicants must be United States citizens or legal aliens with permanent residency status. They must provide proof of citizenship, like a Social Security card.
Applicants must reside in the state of Mississippi. They must provide verification of their addresses.
Age or Disability
Applicants must meet age or disability guidelines in the state of Mississippi. For instance, children under the age of 19 can receive Medicaid, as can parents of children under the age of 18. Pregnant women can receive Medicaid. People age 65 and over can receive Medicaid. Blind and disabled people can receive Medicaid.
Applicants must provide proof of age, like a birth certificate. Pregnant women must provide a statement from a physician verifying their pregnancy. Disabled people must provide proof of disability, such as an SSI or SSDI award letter from Social Security.
Income and Resource Guidelines
Applicants must meet income and resource guidelines. People can only receive Medicaid in Mississippi if they have low incomes and limited resources. The amount a person can earn and still qualify for Medicaid depends on his family size. Applicants must provide proof of both income and resources, such as paycheck stubs, disability award letters from Social Security, court orders for child support and bank statements.
Applicants must complete an application and provide verification of citizenship, residency, age, disability, income and resources. Other information may be requested as well. Applicants must provide all requested documentation within the allotted time limits. If you need help filling out an application or getting any of the required documentation, ask for assistance at your Medicaid Regional Office. Staff will assist you as needed.
Mississippi Division of Medicaid. http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/Eligibility.aspx. Medicaid in Mississippi