What is the maximum monthly income to qualify for Medicaid in Texas?


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The maximum household income to qualify for Medicaid in Texas is determined by percentage of the federal poverty level, according to Medicaid.gov. As of 2014, non-disabled, non-elderly adults without dependent children typically cannot receive Medicaid from the state of Texas, reports the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Children up to age 1 qualify at 198 percent of the poverty level, while age 1 to 5 qualify at 144 percent, and age 6 to 18 at 133 percent, says Medicaid.gov. Texas has not initiated Medicaid expansion, as of 2015. Parents with income up to 15 percent of the poverty level may receive Medicaid coverage, and pregnant women with up to 198 percent of poverty level. A January 2015 Washington Post article reported the parental income limit at 19 percent of poverty level, or $3,760 income for a family of three. Low-income Texas residents at least 65 years old may also qualify for Medicaid, according to Benefits.gov.

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