Good health is important to everyone, but with skyrocketing medical costs and a slumping economy now is harder than ever to pay for good quality Health Care. If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can help provide the resources necessary to ensure you and your family have a long and healthy life
Medicaid is a state run program for low-income individuals and families. Many groups of people can gain access to Medicaid as long as they meet certain requirements set forth by their State's Medicaid administration. Medicaid requirements can include age, whether or not you are pregnant, disabled, your financial standing or if you are a US citizen.
Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?
Certain conditions are considered when applying for disability benefits. The most important aspect is knowing what makes a person “disabled.”
Here are qualifications that make a person disabled. These determine a person’s eligibility for Medicaid Disability benefits.
- Condition is severely limiting. To be considered disabled, your medical condition must significantly limit basic activities such as walking, sitting and even remembering for at least a year.
The state Medicaid agency has a List of Impairments, which includes medical conditions that automatically classify you as disabled. If your medical condition is not on the list, the agency will check if the severity of your condition is similar to that of a listed impairment.
- You are not part of the workforce. People who are not working or those whose monthly income does not exceed the government-set income limit will be checked for their medical condition.
- You are incapable of performing tasks you used to do. If the state agency sees that you are incapable of doing old tasks, they will consider you for Medicaid Disability Benefits and can even help you find another type of work.
- You have difficulty in doing certain types of work. State agencies help you find another type of work that matches your abilities. You will then be evaluated according to how well you’ve done the tasks. If you still cannot work properly due to your medical condition, you may be eligible for Medicaid.