Supplemental Information About Applying for Medicaid
If you cannot afford private health insurance due to a disability, you may qualify for Medicaid. A permanent condition that prevents you from obtaining gainful employment is considered a disability in Nevada. Your health and the health of your family is one of the most important things to consider, and if neglected, can impact the rest of your life.
Medicaid was created to provide medical insurance to in-state residents, U.S. nationals, citizens, permanent residents, and legal aliens. Medicaid is only available to low-income individuals and families that meet certain criteria. These eligibility standards are based on Federal and state law. If approved, Medicaid will pay funds directly to your insurance provider so that you may receive quality health care.
Who Can Qualify & Application Rejection
According to Nevada Medicaid, in addition to residency and income requirements, an applicant must meet certain criteria, including:
- You are pregnant
- You care for a dependent minor who is under 19 years old
- You are blind
- You or someone in your household has a disability
- You are over the age of 65
The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives a large volume of applicants annually. More than 60% of applications are rejected outright, however, after filing an appeal, the rate of acceptance increases to 80%.