As a state-administered program, Medicaid requirements can vary from state to state, and in Florida, the state government provides Medicaid services to specific groups of people, including families that include children and/or pregnant women, senior citizens, the disabled and individuals who qualify for government income supplements, reports Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration. These are general categories, and individuals seeking Medicaid assistance in Florida must fill out applications to prove they meet criteria that are more specific before being admitted to the program. The state takes stock of an applicant's total wealth by assessing not only income but also financial assets.
Medicaid applicants in Florida must prove a demonstrated need for healthcare assistance based on their income and financial assets tests, according to Medicaid Eligibility, Inc. Income information considered is based on gross monthly income, meaning pre-tax income. As of 2015, Florida does impose an income cap on applicants, and individuals who earn more than $1,869 per month are typically not considered eligible for the state's Medicaid program. There may be some exceptions to this rule. For example, children who grew up in the state's foster care system may be eligible to receive Medicaid assistance no matter what their income is. The cutoff age for this type of assistance, which is referred to as care for Former Foster Care Individuals, is 26.