State-By-State Guide To Medicaid

States have different Medicaid eligibility requirements, with some states being more generous than others. Here is a state-by-state guide to what the eligibility requirements are. All eligibility levels are expressed as a percent of the federal poverty level for a specific group. For example, a child 1-5 in Alabama must be part of a family that makes 133 percent of the federal poverty level ($17,050 for a family of four) or less in order to qualify for Medicaid.

  • ALABAMA: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • ALASKA: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • ARIZONA: Infants, 140%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-16, 100%; Children 17-19, 50%; Pregnant Women, 140%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • ARKANSAS: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 16%; Medically Needy, Couple, 24%.
  • CALIFORNIA: Infants, 200%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 300%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 89%; Medically Needy, Couple, 104%.
  • COLORADO: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-16, 100%; Children 17-19, 43%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • CONNECTICUT: Infants, Children 1-5, 185%; Children 6-19, 185%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 69%; Medically Needy, Individual, 71%; Medically Needy, Couple, 70%.
  • DELAWARE: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 56%; Medically Needy, Couple, 44%.
  • FLORIDA: Infants, 200%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 27%; Medically Needy, Couple, 27%.
  • GEORGIA: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 235%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 31%; Medically Needy, Couple, 35%.
  • HAWAII: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 69%; Medically Needy, Individual, 54%; Medically Needy, Couple, 54%.
  • IDAHO: Infants, Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • ILLINOIS: Infants, 200%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 133%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 41%; Medically Needy, Individual, 42%; Medically Needy, Couple, 41%.
  • INDIANA: Infants, Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 150%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 76%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • IOWA: Infants, 200%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 133%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 41%; Medically Needy, Individual, 72%; Medically Needy, Couple, 53%.
  • KANSAS: Infants, 150%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 150%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 71%; Medically Needy, Couple, 53%.
  • KENTUCKY: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, In-dividual, 32%; Medically Needy, Couple, 30%.
  • LOUISIANA: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 15%; Medically Needy, Couple, 21%.
  • MAINE: Infants, 200%; Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 47%; Medically Needy, Couple, 38%.
  • MARYLAND: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 52%; Medically Needy, Couple, 43%.
  • MASSACHUSETTS: Infants, 200%; Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 78%; Medically Needy, Couple, 72%.
  • MICHIGAN: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 61%; Medically Needy, Couple, 60%.
  • MINNESOTA: Infants, 280%; Children 1-5, 275%; Children 6-19, 275%; Pregnant Women, 275%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 70%; Medically Needy, Individual, 70%; Medically Needy, Couple, 64%.
  • MISSISSIPPI: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 133%; No Supplemental Security Income Recipients Program; No Medically Needy Program.
  • MISSOURI: Infants, Children 1-5, 300%; Children 6-19, 300%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • MONTANA: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-16 100%; Children 17-19, 71%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 73%; Medically Needy, Couple, 54%.
  • NEBRASKA: Infants, Children 1-5, 185%; Children 6-19, 185%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 58%; Medically Needy, Couple, 43%.
  • NEVADA: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-16, 100%; Children 17-19, 89%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: Infants, 300%; Children 1-5, 185%; Children 6-19, 185%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 76%; Medically Needy, Individual, 76%; Medically Needy, Couple, 71%.
  • NEW JERSEY: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 133%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 55%; Medically Needy, Couple, 48%.
  • NEW MEXICO: Infants, Children 1-5, 235%; Children 6-19, 235%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • NEW YORK: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 87%; Medically Needy, Couple, 94%.
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 60%; Medically Needy, Couple, 50%.
  • NORTH DAKOTA: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19 100%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 65%; Medically Needy, Individual, 60%; Medically Needy, Couple, 50%.
  • OHIO: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 64%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • OKLAHOMA: Infants, Children 1-5, 185%; Children 6-19, 185%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 39%; Medically Needy, Couple, 36%.
  • OREGON: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 170%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 100%; Medically Needy, Couple, 100%.
  • PENNSYLVANIA: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-16, 100%; Children 17-19, 71%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 63%; Medically Needy, Couple, 49%.
  • RHODE ISLAND: Infants, Children 1-5, 250%; Children 6-19, 250%; Pregnant Women, 250%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 83%; Medically Needy, Couple, 66%.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 150%; Children 6-19, 150%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • SOUTH DAKOTA: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • TENNESSEE: Infants, Children 1-18-, eligibility IS based on child’s lack of insurance with no upper income limit; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 26%; Medically Needy, Couple, 21%.
  • TEXAS: Infants, 185%; Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.
  • UTAH: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 55%; Medically Needy, Couple, 50%.
  • VERMONT: Infants, Children 1-5, 300%; Children 6-19, 300%; Pregnant Women, 200%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 110%; Medically Needy, Couple, 82%.
  • VIRGINIA: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 250%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 37%; Medically Needy, Couple, 34%.
  • WASHINGTON: Infants, Children 1-5, 200%; Children 6-19, 200%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 78%; Medically Needy, Couple, 65%.
  • WEST VIRGINIA: Infants, Children 1-5, 150 %; Children 6-19, 100%; Pregnant Women, 150%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 30%; Medically Needy, Couple, 30%.
  • WISCONSIN: Infants, Children 1-5, 185%; Children 6-19, 185%; Pregnant Women, 185%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients, 74%; Medically Needy, Individual, 86%; Medically Needy, Couple, 65%.
  • WYOMING: Infants, Children 1-5, 133%; Children 6-16, 100%; Children 17-19, 67%; Pregnant Women, 133%; Supplemental Security Income Recipients 74%; No Medically Needy Program.

Inside State-By-State Guide To Medicaid