Poverty level guidlines
The Federal Poverty Levels that determine income eligibility are 2005 Poverty Guidelines 100% FPL Persons in Family Unit 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii 1 $ 9,570 $11,950 $11,010
For each additional person, add 3,260 4,080 3,750 SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 33, February 18, 2005, pp. 8373-8375.
Financial eligibility is reexamined each month someone is on the program.
Federal guidelines for assets vary depending on the type of Medicaid eligibility but generally limit an individual to $2,000. A family has a more generous limit that starts at $3,000.
What services are available through Utah Medicaid?
The Federal government requires states to pay for certain mandatory health care services. States may also include additional (optional) services. Utah must submit a plan to the Federal government describing the health care services the state will offer. The Federal government must approve the plan. Once a person is determined eligible for Utah Medicaid, he or she is entitled to any medically necessary service offered in the state plan. Utah?s State Medicaid Plan can be found at http://health.utah.gov/medicaid/st_plan
Utah's State Medicaid Plan
How do I apply for the Utah Medicaid Program?
You can apply for Medicaid at the Utah Department of Health Office or at Medicaid outreach offices found in major hospitals and public health clinics. You can find the location closest to you at: http://www.health.utah.gov/medicaid/provhtml/How%20and%20Where%20to%20Apply%20for%20Utah%20Medicaid.htm Follow the instructions and click on your zip code. You can apply on-line using this link. You can also call 801-538-6155 or toll free in Utah at 1-800-662-9651.
What documents do you need when applying for Medicaid?