Medicaid for the elderly could be considered long-term care insurance for eligible persons who need help paying their medical bills. Not every person is eligible and there are strict income and asset limits. It is a “system of last resort” meaning that when there are no other options, the state will use federal funding to assist applicants.
Enrollees must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and live in North Carolina.
Income limits are very strict. It is usually aimed at singles and couples living up to 100% of the poverty limit with asset limit of $2,000 for singles and $3,000 for couples. Additionally, Medically-needy and working disabled people may be eligible for benefits under different conditions.
Coverage usually includes Doctor visits, Hospital visits, Prescriptions, Dental, Vision, Medicare premiums, Nursing home care, In-home care, Mental health care, Most medically necessary services for children under age 21, Personal care services, Medical equipment, and other home health services.
- For State-wide details, visit http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/
- Orange: (919) 245-2800 / Fax: (919) 644-3005, or http://www.co.orange.nc.us/socsvcs
- Alamance: (336) 570-6532 / Fax: (336) 570-6538 or http://www.alamance-nc.com/d/social-services.html
- Guilford: (336) 641-3813 / F: 641-6868 http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/government/socservices/index.html
- Durham: (919) 560-8000 / Fax: (919) 560-8102, or http://www.co.durham.nc.us/departments/dssv/
Sign Up Checklist: You will need copies of the following document(s) to sign up for this program:
- Proof of income (e.g. pay stubs, tax return, etc.)
- Social security number
- Proof of assets (e.g. bank account number or statements, vehicle registration, etc.)
If you would like us to assist you in evaluating your needs, going over the process, or completing the application, please contact us at 919-883-2800 to schedule an appointment, or use this link for a 30-minute consultation.
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