Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

Being eligible for Medicaid depends on your income level, age, family size, and if you are pregnant or a person with a disability.

Your child may be eligible for Medicaid even if you are not. Learn more about Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP).

The only way to know for sure if you or your child are eligible for Medicaid or MCHP is to apply. You can apply at any time. 


To be eligible for Medicaid in Maryland, you must:

For certain Medicaid programs, to be eligible you must also meet

  • Technical eligibility - for example, be a certain age or have a certain disability
  • Financial eligibility, income and asset limits – if you apply based on being age 65+, blind or disabled or need long term care
  • Medical eligibility - need a certain level of care

If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are already eligible and do not need to apply for Medicaid.

You may be eligible for other Medicaid programs. Learn more: