Medicaid Help

They are saying I make too much for medicaid. I make 1485 gross monthly. That includes disability and a 20 hours a week job. Half my work check goes to child support.

Is child support supposed to be deducted out of your income?

Are disabled people automatically supposed to get medicaid?

Is the only way i’m going to qualify is cut my hours?

Who comes up with these caps? They don’t make sense. I can work part time and still qualify for ssd but not medicaid. Stupid.

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Depends on what state you live in as to what qualifies you.
Here’s a link to which states do what.

Here is a portion of the link:

Generally, if you are approved for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, you will receive Medicare, and if you are approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will receive Medicaid. However, this isn’t true in all states. Medicaid is operated by the states, and the states are allowed to set eligibility criteria that are different than SSI’s criteria. As a result, whether getting approved for SSI gets you Medicaid depends on your state, as we’ll discuss below.

When Does Medicare or Medicaid Start?

SSDI recipients aren’t eligible to receive Medicare benefits until two years after their date of entitlement to SSDI (this is the date their disability began, up to a year before their application date). Because it often takes a year or two to be approved for disability benefits, however, SSDI recipients often become eligible for Medicare soon after they get their award letter from Social Security.

In the states where Medicaid eligibility is automatic for SSI recipients, there is no waiting period for SSI recipients to receive Medicaid. In other states, you need to apply separately for Medicaid, but there is no waiting period.


I just want to give a special shout out to folks who make it through the system without any help. It’s like walking through a minefield. If you do this you lose that; if you don’t do this you lost that.

In my State, anything over the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) max of 733/mo will kick you off Medicaid. On SSDI, you are entitled to Medicare but it doesn’t start until 2 years after the first month that you got paid for. Not the first month you got paid but the first month your back pay started, which is 5 months after your ‘onset’ date. I plan on getting on an Obamacare insurance plan until my Medicare kicks in (June 2017 for me). It sucks :cry:

Yes, the help system is cumbersome.