What Are Some Requirements for Medicaid in Florida?


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Florida's Medicaid benefits are available to state residents who care for dependent children age 18 and younger, according to Benefits.gov. Benefits also are available to residents who are pregnant or disabled. Beneficiaries are eligible if their income is low in relation to the federal poverty level.

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Children younger than 1 are eligible for Medicaid benefits if their household income is less than 206 percent of the federal poverty level, notes Medicaid.gov. The threshold is 140 percent of poverty level for children ages 1 to 5 and 133 percent for children ages 6 to 18. The income threshold for pregnant women is 191 percent of poverty level, and the income limit for parents of Medicaid-eligible children is 30 percent, as of 2015.

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