Medicaid Oregon provides programs for elderly, disabled, children, families and pregnant women in need of medical services. Oregon is similar to other states in that they receive federal funds in order to serve these different populations.
Once you have determined which agency that you should apply to for Medicaid Oregon, you will need to fill out an application. Here are the different populations that are eligible for Medicaid in Oregon:
Families who are eligible for AFDC based upon income
Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Babies of that are born to mothers who are Medicaid-eligible pregnant women;
Children who are under the age of 6 whose family income is at or below
133 percent of the federal poverty level
Children ages 6-18 whose family income is up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level
Those receiving adoption assistance
Foster care children
Those receiving Medicare benefits
In order to qualify for Medicaid in Oregon you must
- Live in Oregon
- Be in the U.S. legally or be a citizen
- Meet the income requirements as well as the age requirements for the particular Oregon Medicaid Programs
- In some cases you must meet medical criteria
- Pregnant mothers must be medically certified
There are certain income and resources requirements that a person or family must meet to receive benefits and there a maximum amounts of income that an individual or a family be allowed to have in order to qualify.
The Medicaid worker will need to verify income and resources when a person applies for Medicaid.
Some examples of income are:
• Wages and tips
• Dividends and interest
• Social Security
• Child support or alimony payments
• Pensions or Retirements
• Veterans Benefits
More information about Medicaid in Oregon and where to locate your local Medicaid office you can log onto http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/healthplan/tools_policy/stateplan.shtml.