Applying for Medicaid

Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age; whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and assets, and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien. Non-qualified aliens or undocumented immigrants may be eligible for emergency assistance only.

When you apply for Medicaid, the requirements listed below will be taken into account before a decision is made. If you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid even if you are not sure whether you qualify or if you have been turned down in the past.

For additional information about applying for Medicaid, click here to visit Right from the Start Medicaid. To apply for Medicaid please visit or

Basic Eligibility for major coverage groups within Medicaid

Basic Eligibility Criteria
You may be eligible for Medicaid if your income is low and you match one of the following descriptions:
• You think you are pregnant • You are age 65 or older • You have a disability
• You are a child or teenager • You are legally blind • You need nursing home care


Other Eligibility Resources

Web Resources

¿Cómo solicito Medicaid?

  • Para solicitar Medicaid, usted debe enviar una solicitud diligenciada en cualquier oficina local de DFCS, por correo, teléfono, fax, correo electrónico, o en agencias designadas.

Medicaid Eligibility manuals on the DHS website

Related Files

Attachment Size
  Download this pdf file. Georgia Specific Medicaid Premium Assistance 10.12 KB
  Download this pdf file. Health Insurance Premium Payment Brochure 166.33 KB
 Medicaid Fact Sheets N/A