Can you get MassHealth if you are disabled?

Can you get MassHealth if you are disabled?

As a disabled individual you may be eligible for additional MassHealth programs. People with disabilities living at home (children as well as adults) who need more help than family members can give, may be able to get certain long-term-care services to help them remain at home.

Can I get MassHealth if I’m on SSDI?

If you get SSI, you will automatically get Medicaid (MassHealth). If you get SSDI, you will get Medicare, but not until you have been eligible for two years. You can also apply for MassHealth.

Who qualifies for free MassHealth?

To be eligible for Massachusetts Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

Who qualifies for MassHealth limited?

MassHealth Limited coverage is available to people 65 and older who meet the income and asset rules for MassHealth Standard or MassHealth Family Assistance, but have an immigration status that keeps them from getting MassHealth Standard or Family Assistance. MassHealth Limited doesn’t pay for long-term-care services.

Does MassHealth look at assets?

Yes, Medicaid / MassHealth looks at your assets, and they can disqualify you from coverage if you have assets that are over their limit. In 2021, the asset limit is $2,000.00 for a single person.

What is the disability test for MassHealth standard?

The disability test for MassHealth Standard is the same test used in the SSI program: a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that prevents the individual from engaging in substantial gainful activity and can be expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.

What benefits does MassHealth offer?

MassHealth offers health and dental benefits to eligible Massachusetts residents. We also offer benefits to you by paying all or part of your health insurance premiums. As a disabled individual you may be eligible for additional MassHealth programs. We decide if you are disabled according to the standards set by federal and state law.

Is there a Medicaid eligibility test in Massachusetts?

Alternatively, interested persons can take the Medicaid Eligibility Test . IMPORTANT, not meeting all the criteria below does not mean one is ineligible or cannot become eligible for Medicaid in Massachusetts. More. For Medicaid eligibility purposes, any income that a Medicaid applicant receives is counted.

Are refugees eligible for MassHealth standard coverage?

Refugees eligible for assistance from the refugee resettlement program are eligible for eight months of coverage under MassHealth Standard if they are under 65 with gross family income under 100 percent of poverty and assets under $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple.