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New York Medicaid Program
The Medicaid program in New York is for residents of the State of New York that can't afford to pay for their medical care. During 2010, there were about 4.6 million New York residents eligible for Medicaid coverage. New York spends $48 billion a year on Medicaid, the most of any other State.
In New York State, health insurance is available for most uninsured children under the age of 19 through either Medicaid or Child Health Plus. Most children living in New York are eligible regardless of their family income or the immigration status of the child.
Health Insurance is also available to most New York residents between the ages of 19 and 64, who have a limited income and who are citizens or fall within many of the immigration categories. These health insurance programs are through Medicaid or Family Health Plus.
New York residents that are age 65 or older, certified blind, or certified disabled that have limited income or financial resources may qualify for health insurance through Medicaid.
In order to qualify for Medicaid in New York, you need to have medical bills that you can not pay, you receive supplemental Security Income (SSI), or you meet certain financial criteria.
New York Medicaid Application Information
It is now very easy to apply for Medicaid and it is no longer necessary to have a personal interview.
In order to apply for New York Medicaid, you can submit a written application using the Access NY Health Care application at http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/family_health_plus/application.htm, make a phone call, or go to a department of Social Services office that is nearest to you.
Children and pregnant women can apply at local clinics and hospitals.
To be able to apply for Medicaid in New York, you will need to provide several documents. These include proving your age with a birth certificate, and your citizenship or alien status. If you are working, you will need to provide a recent pay check stub.
You will also need to prove any income you receive from retirement, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or any Veteran's benefits.
If you are 65 years or older, or anyone living with you is over 65, certified disabled, or certified blind, then you will need to provide information on insurance policies, bank accounts, and other financial resources.
You will need to prove where you live with a rent receipt, mortgage statement, statement from your landlord, or an envelope from mail that you got recently.
Medicare benefit card if you have one and an insurance benefit card or policy if you have any other health insurance coverage.
Remember that in the State of New York, Medicaid coverage is available if you are pregnant or require emergency medical treatment, regardless of your alien status. Your doctor must certify that you had an emergency or are pregnant.
Persons with Disabilities
If you believe that you are disabled, you might be eligible for Medicaid if you meet the criteria for disability included in the Social Security Act.
If you think you are disabled, you need to provide your local department of Social Services with medical evidence regarding your disability.
Additional tests and examinations may be necessary to determine your disability. The costs for these exams, consultations, and tests requested by the disability review team will be paid by the local social services agency.
If you are denied disability coverage because you fail to meet the disbility requirements, you can appeal the disability decision.
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