Oklahoma Medicaid Application Information
How to Apply for Medicaid
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Medicaid is jointly funded by federal and state government. The program provides medical benefits to low-income individuals living in Oklahoma who cannot afford private insurance. As a result, the program ensures long-term care and basic health services for the underprivileged.
Since Oklahoma hasn't accepted federal Medicaid expansion, the eligibility rules for the program remain the same as of 2013. As a result, the new premium subsidies are not available for low-income individuals in Oklahoma.
To receive Medicaid benefits in Oklahoma, you need to meet eligibility guidelines for the program. The eligibility for the program is based on household income but applicants will also need to fall into one of the basic eligibility category for Medicaid.
If you meet the eligibility criteria for Medicaid in Oklahoma, you can easily apply for the program by completing an application online. You can also apply for the benefits by visiting your nearest Medicaid office in Oklahoma.
In addition to Medicaid, residents of Oklahoma can apply for various other low-income health programs. Individuals who fail to meet income guidelines for Medicaid can qualify for some of these programs in most cases.
Medicaid in Oklahoma has covered 780,782 people as of June 2016. If the state accepts Medicaid expansion, there will be 348,000 additional people who will qualify for Medicaid benefits. If you are needy with low household income, you should apply for Medicaid benefits. If you need more information about the program benefits, eligibility, or the application process, feel free to call at 405-521-2342 to talk to a Medicaid representative.
To receive Medicaid benefits in Oklahoma, applicants should meet the eligibility criteria. The program requires applicants to meet the following general eligibility criteria.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal alien to receive Medicaid benefits.
- You must be a resident of the state of Oklahoma to enroll in Oklahoma Medicaid.
- You must meet the income guidelines set by the state in view of the Federal Poverty Level.
- Medicaid benefits are available for children, pregnant women, caretakers and parents, disabled, and elderly.
In order to meet eligibility for Medicaid, applicants need to fall within the income brackets decided by the state. The income guidelines provided below are determined based on FPL and they are subject to change. Make sure you check the latest guidelines when applying for the program.
No. of persons in householdHousehold annual income
If your household has more than eight people, add $5,533 to your annual household income for every additional person. This will give you annual household income limit for your household.
Medicaid Application Instructions
If you are living in Oklahoma and you need medical assistance, you can apply for Medicaid benefits easily. Follow the instruction below to start your application.
You can apply for Medicaid benefits in Oklahoma using the online portal. Visit this link HealthCare.gov and start your application.
If you are using HealthCare online services for the first time, you will need to create an account before you can start your application.
Apply by phone
In Oklahoma, you can apply for Medicaid via phone. Simply dial 1-800-318-2596 and follow machine instructions to start your phone application for Medicaid enrollment.
Apply in person
If you want to apply in person for Medicaid benefits, you can do so by visiting Oklahoma DHS office. You can find your nearest DHS office using the office locator tool found on this page.