How do you apply for Medicaid in Alabama?


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Individuals or families can apply for Medicaid in Alabama at Medicaid.Alabama.gov. Alternatively, applicants can download and print out application forms, fill them in and send them to an address provided on the website.

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To apply for Medicaid in Alabama online, go to Medicaid.Alabama.gov, select Apply for Medicaid in the toolbar at the top of the page and click on Apply Online, as the page describes. Log in or create an account, and fill in all online forms with relevant information. To apply by mail, select Apply for Medicaid, and click on Applications & Forms. The top-listed form is a general Medicaid application, and other forms are for specific eligibility groups or supplement information on the main form.

Alabama is not one of the states that has expanded coverage to include all low-income adults as of 2015, states Medicaid.gov. To be eligible for Medicaid in Alabama, applicants must be members of eligibility groups that include pregnant women, infants, children in foster care or former foster care children, and parents and other caretakers, reports the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Blind, disabled and elderly individuals whose income qualifies them for Supplementary Security Income from the Social Security Administration qualify for Medicaid. Institutionalized individuals or residents of nursing homes who meet the income requirements also qualify.

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