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How do you apply for Medicaid benefits in Texas?

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To apply for Medicaid benefits in Texas, visit the Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, create or log in to an account, and click on Apply for Benefits. Select the Healthcare Benefits option, fill out your information, and submit it online. Conversely, visit a local Texas Health and Human Services Commission office to apply for benefits in person, notes YourTexasBenefits.com.

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How do you apply for Medicaid benefits in Texas?
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  1. Navigate to YourTexasBenefits.com
  2. Visit YourTexasBenefits.com, hover over the Find Services tab, and then click on the Apply for Benefits link. This pulls up options to apply for various benefits, including SNAP food benefits and TANF, which is cash assistance for families. Click on the Healthcare benefits (Medicaid and CHIP) link.

  3. Create or log in to an account
  4. After clicking this link, users will be prompted to create an account or sign in to an existing account. There is also a Should I Apply? link that lets users take a short quiz to determine if they are eligible.

  5. Click the application link
  6. After signing in, fill out the application and submit it online.

In order to qualify for Medicaid in Texas, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, legal aliens or U.S. nationals, notes Benefits.gov. In addition, the applicant must be a citizen of Texas and be in need of health care or health insurance and have a low income. Additional eligibility may be if the person is pregnant, caring for children under the age of 19 or over the age of 65.

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