Can I get Medicaid?

Beginning December 1, more people in North Carolina will be eligible for health care coverage through Medicaid. Current recipients will still be eligible for health care coverage under the new Medicaid expansion. You are eligible for Medicaid if you meet the criteria below:

  • You live in NC
  • You are a US citizen *Some non-U.S. citizens can get health care coverage through Medicaid. To learn more, go to medicaid.ncdhhs.gov
  • Age 19-64
  • Your annual household income fits within the chart below:
HOUSEHOLD SIZE
ANNUAL INCOME (before taxes)
Single adult

$1,676 per month or less

$20,120 annually

Family of 2

$2,267 per month or less     

$27,214 annually

Family of 3

$2,859 per month or less 

$34,307 annually

Family of 4

$3,450 per month or less 

$41,400 annually

For each additional person in your household

add $591 per month

add $7,094 annually

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1. Can I get Medicaid?
2. What information do I need to apply for Medicaid?
3. How do I apply for Medicaid?
4. How much does Medicaid cost me?
5. After I apply, how long does it take to find out if I can be covered through Medicaid?
6. Are immigrants now eligible for Medicaid?
7. Which doctors or dentists accept Medicaid?
8. How can I get a new Medicaid card?
9. What is the definition of disability?
10. Will Medicaid pay for my care in a nursing home?
11. My Mother needs to be placed in a Nursing Home. What can I do?
12. Where can I get an FL-2 form for the nursing home?
13. Can I get a check along with Medicaid?
14. Will the State take my home if I get Medicaid?