What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, individuals with disabilities, and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income and other requirements.
To qualify for Alabama Medicaid, all individuals must:
- Be an Alabama resident
- Be a U.S. citizen or be in this country legally
- Meet income and age requirements (varies according to the program)
M4A Long-term Care Medicaid Waiver Programs
The Elderly and Disabled (E & D) Medicaid Waiver program is designed to allow elderly and/or disabled individuals who would otherwise require care in an institutional setting (nursing home) to remain at home.
Available services may include case management, homemaker services, personal care, and respite care. Individuals applying for assistance through a Medicaid program must meet certain medical criteria and have resources below a certain limit which varies according to the program.
Other medicaid waiver programs through M4A include:
- Personal Choices
- ACT Waiver
- 530 Waiver
M4A can screen and help you apply for Medicaid benefits.