Montana Medicaid Application Information
The Montana Medicaid program is a program that is jointly sponsored by the state government of Montana and the US federal government. The program provides an array of healthcare services targeted to individuals whose income is categorized as low or very low. Some of the benefits derived from being a member of this program include:
- Doctor visits
- Vision and eye care
- Outpatient services
- Dental care
- Periodic medical checkups among others
In order to qualify for the Montana Medicaid program one must meet a specified set of eligibility requirements that are based on nationality, residence, and income status. Medicaid fees may include a specified amount of co-payments for outpatient visits dental care and prescriptions. The amount and level of co-payment depends on the income level of the individual and the amount of resources he or she has. However people under the age of 21, pregnant women or those above 65 don, t has to make co-payments.
In order to qualify as a member of the Montana Medicaid you need to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. The sections of the population that qualifies for the Montana Medicaid include:
- Pregnant women
- Families with dependent children
- People under the age of 19
- Women who have breast or cervical cancer or are at the pre-cancer stage
- Disabled people
Besides falling into these categories of people one should also be:
- A resident of the state of Montana
- A US national citizen or legal alien
- Should have what is characterized as low or very low income according to the income and resources chart available at the following link.
If you meet all the following requirements then you should fill out the application and wait for it to be processed before you start enjoying the benefits of the Montana Medicaid program.
Medicaid Application Instructions
You can apply for the Montana through three major ways:
- By submitting a paper application
- By applying online
- By calling the office of public assistance for application help
These three methods vary in level of complexity and convenience and thus you are advice to choose the method that bests suits your needs. A description of these application methods is given below:
One can decide to submit a paper application which is available at the nearest office of public assistance. Here you will be able to meet a Montana Medicaid representative who besides giving you the Montana Medicaid application form, will give you application advice. The Montana Medicaid representative will prove resourceful as he or she will answer the entire question concerning the Montana Medicaid application process.
Once you have obtained all the information, you should proceed to fill the application form making sure that you respond to all the questions asked in the form. On finishing filling the form you should submit it to the office of public assistance or send it to the address available at the following link.
A much easier and convenient way to apply for the Montana Medicaid is by filling an online application. This method is convenient in the sense that one can fill the application from the convenience of his or her home or any other preferred location at any time he or she chooses. Another advantage of an online application that one can fill a portion of it and resume filling it at the place they left it later.
Seeking application assistance via phone
One can request an application form or ask for application assistance by calling the office of public assistance through the following toll free number during office hours: 1-877-KidsNow (1-877-543-7669)
This is also convenient as you will be able to speak directly to a Montana Medicaid representative that has extensive knowledge on the application process, the representative will give you the appropriate advice concerning the application.