Low-income single mothers and their children can get their medical bills paid for by Medicaid, also called Medical Assistance. The program pays medical bills with Federal and state funds and is administered by the state.
Medicaid coverage is automatically granted to single mothers receiving other public assistance, such as Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Foster Care. Low-income families, pregnant women, children, and aged, blind, or disabled adults may also qualify for Medicaid. You can be eligible for Medicaid and have private health insurance at the same time. The kinds of medical care covered are different for different groups and the rules are different for different groups as well. You should find out for sure about your eligibility for Medical Assistance by filing an application at your Local Department of Social Services, if you need help paying for your own or your family’s medical bills.
Eligibility requirements and benefits are standard across the state.
General Program Requirements
You must be a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Maryland and be either pregnant, have child(ren) with a disability, or be responsible for children under 21 years of age, in order to qualify for this benefit program.
Visit your Local Department of Social Services (LDSS), to apply for Medical Assistance. Follow this link to find the office nearest you: dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/about.aspx
An application can be downloaded from: mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/docs/QMB-Application-02-10-rev.pdf
For additional information on eligibility requirements and the Medicaid Program, visit: mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/SitePages/Home.aspx
If you require extra information, please call: 800-332-6347
Or visit the official website at: mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/SitePages/Home.aspx
You may apply at your Local Health Department if you are applying for the Maryland Children’s Health Program for a child or a pregnant woman.