Is it possible to apply for Medicaid online?


Quick Answer

Some states allow residents to apply for Medicaid online through a state Medicaid website, according to HealthCare.gov. Medicaid is a state managed program, so each state can have a different application process.

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Medicaid applicants can visit HealthCare.gov to find out if they are eligible for their state's Medicaid. Click on "Get Coverage" to go to a page to select a specific state. Enter the ZIP code and county lived in and then click the radio button for "Medicaid coverage eligibility." This redirects applicants to an online form that asks basic questions about their household.

At the end of the form applicants find out if they are eligible to receive Medicaid and are provided with instructions for how to apply. For instance, Ohio applicants may be provided with a link to the Ohio Benefits site, which allows people to create an online account and apply for Medicaid, according to the Ohio state website.

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