If a person is unable to pay for his medical care, he can apply for Medicaid, also referred to MaineCare. This will allow the person to get the care he needs in order to get and stay healthy. It is important to note that when a person qualifies for Medicaid in Maine, he will not receive any monetary benefits. Rather the payments are sent directly to the health care provider. However, a person may have to pay some amount for some of the services.
How to Qualify for Medicaid in Maine
People have to be residents of Maine and also be citizens of the United States or qualified aliens. However, children and pregnant women do not need to prove their citizenship to qualify for Medicaid in Maine. In addition, there is an income requirement too.
Citizenship and Identity Requirement to Qualify for Medicaid in Maine
Both adults and children have to prove their citizenship in order to qualify for Medicaid in Maine. This means that the person has to prove he is a citizen of the United States as well as prove his identity. However, if a person get SSI, SSDI or is a child in foster care or is a lawful immigrant or refugee, he does not have to prove his citizenship or identity.
Income Requirement to Qualify for Medicaid in Maine
There is also income requirement in order to qualify for Medicaid in Maine. This requirement for different categories of people is as follows: