You may be eligible for Medicaid if you are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on your family's monthly income and the amount of resources you own.
Calculation of Monthly Income
When you apply for Medicaid, your family's monthly income is calculated by subtracting certain deductions from your gross income. Social Security, veteran's benefits, wages, pensions and other retirement income are counted. The deductions vary with each Medicaid program. Your county worker will calculate your monthly family income.
If your family income and/or resources are over the limit and you have high medical bills, you may still qualify for Medicaid and have a Medicaid deductible.