Medicaid Eligibility: Can Seniors Get Medicaid in Texas?

Medicaid is a government funded program that provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including senior citizens. Individuals must meet certain financial and medical criteria in order to qualify for Medicaid. If you are ready to begin the qualification process, the attorneys at Davidson Law Group can help guide you and answer your questions. Today, we provide a synopsis of Texas medicaid eligibility for the elderly. 

Can Senior Citizens Get Medicaid in Texas?

Yes. Whether it is a nursing home, a home healthcare service, or an assisted living facility, long-term care is expensive. Low-income seniors who need extensive care may qualify for financial benefits through Medicaid.

In Texas, Medicaid will pay nearly all of an individual’s long-term care costs as long as he or she is qualified. There are a range of Medicaid programs in Texas. The best program for you or a loved one depends on certain circumstances. Your income, assets, and medical conditions are taken into consideration.   

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What Will Texas Medicaid Pay For?

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home healthcare are the most common services for seniors who need long-term care.

Nursing Homes

If you or a loved one has a serious medical condition that requires the care of a licensed nurse (giving shots, inserting a feeding tube, etc.), Medicaid will pay for a nursing home in Texas. Your doctor will certify every six months that you meet the criteria for medical necessity.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are for people who can still care for themselves, but they might need some help with daily household tasks. If you meet certain criteria, Texas has a program that offers Medicaid payment for these facilities. To learn more about this program, visit hhs.texas.gov.

In-Home Healthcare 

Texas also covers in-home health services under its Medicaid program. Medicaid reviews your need for home healthcare every 60 days. 

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Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must be a Texas resident and intend to remain or return to the state. For a senior who is either single or married, his or her income cannot exceed $2,250 per month (per person). The asset limits are $2,000 for a single individual and $3,000 for a married couple. To learn more about whether you are eligible for Medicaid, give our elder law attorneys a call.    

The Davidson Law Group Can Help

If you or a loved one is facing long-term care and qualifying for Medicaid, the Davidson Law Group can help. The Medicaid application can be complicated, and our attorneys are here to provide clarification and guidance. Contact our office in Fort Worth, Allen, or Tyler today.