In order to be eligible for Medicaid in Florida, which is administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and determined by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), you must meet the following criteria:
Parents and Caretaker Relatives of Children
Parents and other caretaker relatives of children up to age 18, who reside with their parents or caretaker relatives, may be eligible for Medicaid. However, the family's countable income must not exceed the income limit.
The Parents and caretakers whose family income level is below the limit set for the age of the child, may apply for Medicaid on behalf of the child, who's below the age of 21. Also, it is not necessary that the child reside with the parent or caretaker who's applying for the Medicaid.
A pregnant woman whose family's countable income is below the income limit, may qualify for Medicaid.
Former Foster Care Individuals
People who are below the age of 26 may qualify for Medicaid, if they resided in foster care that was under the responsibility of the State of Florida, and received Florida Medicaid when they aged out of foster care. Please note that there is no income limit under this program.
Aged or Disabled
Those who are 65 or older or disabled, and are of low income, may qualify for Medicaid.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Medicaid, please let me know.