West Virginia Medicaid Application Information
How to Apply for Medicaid
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DHHR is dedicated to providing the Medicaid programs while keeping a good balance between the resources and number of applicants. The purpose is to provide appropriate medical programs and quality of health care services to all West Virginians.
Under the Medicaid program, the health insurance is offered to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, Children not above 18 years of age, families with low income, senior citizens, legally blind and people with certain disabilities.
The eligibility criterion is dependent on Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) and the amount of individuals living in a household. Household size is based on the amount of the individuals who are counted as a dependent on your federal tax return. It may include you, your spouse and the kids that are dependent on you.
- MAGI for adults and kids are set to the yearly income of $16,242. For an additional member who can be signed up for Medicaid adds up additional income of $5741 per annum.
- Yearly income according to MAGI for pregnant women and children under age 1 is set to $17,820. For additional members, it adds up $6216.
- $16752 is the amount that is set by MAGI for the children ages 1 to 6. To add up another member, you can add up $5844.
Medicaid Application Instructions
Apply Online: You can go online on the official website by clicking here.
You only need to sign up for an account. There you can find all details for eligibility also the available programs that you can sign up.
Apply in Person: You need to locate Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR) local office where you have to fill in an application form. The representative would help you signing up also find the most suitable program for you.
You can click here to locate the nearest county office. Also, there are many hospitals and clinics where you can get the assistance of a staff member to help you sign up.
Apply over the Phone: In case, you have a certain disability and can't move out, you can simply call the County DHHR office and signup for your program over the phone. The toll-free number is 1-800-642-8589.