What information do I need to apply for Medicaid?

Prepare the following documents below for each person applying to help complete your application:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (or immigration documents)
  • North Carolina residency
  • Income information (from paystubs, W-2 forms, tax returns or business records)

North Carolina uses external resources to verify the information you provide. If more information is needed, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Department of Social Services requesting additional documentation, including:

Type of verification needed:Accepted type of documentation:
North Carolina Residency
  • A photo ID with your NC address listed, or
  • A utility bill, or
  • A lease or mortgage agreement, or
  • Vehicle registration, or
  • Documentation of employment, or
  • If you do not have any documentation, you can check a box in ePASS labeled “NC Residency Declaration.”
  • If you’re Employed - pay stubs, employer verification or your most recent tax return to show proof of your income.
  • If you’re Self-Employed - your most recent tax return or copies of your business records. If you don’t have that, you can fill out a Verification Form for Self-Employment Income and Expenses form.
Date of Birth
  • A photo ID with your date of birth listed, or
  • Birth certificate
Social Security Number
  • A copy of your Social Security card, or
  • Another official document containing your name and social security number, or
  • A military ID card
  • Birth Certificate, or
  • Passport
Immigration Status
  • A copy of your VISA/immigration card

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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?