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Medicaid Eligibility for Persons Under Age 65

Adult Medical Assistance programs for adults with disabilities or who are blind and/or adults under age 65 


Who might be eligible for Adult Medical Assistance programs?

o    Those who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
·         If you receive SSI, then you will automatically receive Medicaid. If you receive SSI and have not been enrolled in Medicaid, please contact your local county department of human/social services.
·         If you have not yet applied for SSI, you should apply at a Social Security Administration (SSA) office.
o    Those who receive Old Age Pension (OAP) grants who do not qualify for other Medicaid programs.
·         Note: This program provides limited medical care only.
o    Adults ages 19-64 
o    Individuals ages 16-64 who are working and have a disability
·         Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working Adults with Disabilities (
Adult Buy-In) 

Note: Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria to receive Adult Medical Assistance. Some Adult Medical Assistance programs require applicants under the age of 65 who do not have dependent children to be determined blind or have a qualifying disability using SSA criteria.

If you need nursing home or home and community based services (HCBS), please visit the Long-term Care Medicaid page.
To apply for Adult Medical Assistance, click
here to navigate to the applications page.