Applicants can fill out the New York Medicaid application form online, by phone or in person, reports the New York State Department of Health. Residents should determine which category of applicant they are, in order to find out where and how to apply, and have documentation to validate their information.
Categories of applicants who qualify for New York Medicaid based on their modified adjusted gross income include pregnant women, children under 19, parents, caretaker relatives and childless adults under age 65, according to the New York State Department of Health. People in these categories can apply in person to take advantage of the help of a certified application counselor or navigator. The marketplace verifies Social Security numbers, citizenship status and financial details through data searches, but if the information on the application does not match data sources, the applicant may have to provide supporting documentation.
New York Medicaid applicants who already receive assistance through Supplementary Security Income, the Medicare Savings Program, health care continuance through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, Foster Care or other assistance programs should apply for Medicaid through their local Department of Social Services, explains the New York State Department of Health. These applicants must apply in person and provide documentation supporting their citizenship status, age, income, resources and current residence. They must also bring any current insurance benefits cards.