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NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of
Medical Assistance
NC Division of Medical Assistance - High quality health care through Medicaid and Health Choice for Children.

Who is Eligible for Medicaid?

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Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. There are different types of coverage for people with different needs.  Income and resource limits for each of these groups vary:

To be eligible for Medicaid, you must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or provide proof of eligible immigration status. Individuals only applying for emergency services are not required to provide documentation of immigration status.
  • Live in North Carolina, and provide proof of residency.
  • Have a Social Security number or have applied for one.

You are automatically eligible for Medicaid if you receive any of the following benefits:

To receive Medicaid, you do not have to go through a physical or other type of exam. However, if you are applying because you are disabled, a medical exam may be required. If you are applying for Medicaid because you are pregnant, proof of pregnancy is required. Ready NC Connect NC
June 6, 2014