What services are available through the New Mexico Medicaid portal?


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Individuals receiving Medicaid in New Mexico can use the online portal to check eligibility, request a replacement identification card, enroll in or change their managed care organization, or submit questions to representatives, according to the New Mexico Medicaid Portal. Only recipients and authorized representatives can use the portal.

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Recipients can log in with their last name, date of birth and Medicaid identification or Social Security number, advises the New Mexico Medicaid Portal.

Those who meet the minimum requirements and are residents of New Mexico can apply for Medicaid online, by mail or in person at a local field office, states the New Mexico Human Services Department. Individuals may also find out if they are eligible by completing an application online at Healthcare.gov. Medicaid is available in New Mexico to pregnant women, children, seniors, individuals with disabilities and individuals with low income.

New Mexico offers expanded Medicaid benefits for low-income adults, states Medicaid.gov. As of 2015, individuals qualify for Medicaid if they earn less than $16,243 per year, advises Healthcare.gov. The income limit increases with family size. For example, a family of six qualifies if their annual income is less than $44,497. Individuals whose income exceeds these limits may still qualify for lower premiums on private health coverage through the Marketplace.

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