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Aged, Blind & Disabled

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District of Columbia Medicaid covers individuals who are sixty-five (65) or older, blind, or disabled. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on your household’s income and the amount of resources you have. If you are blind or disabled, you must have a disability determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or be evaluated by a doctor in order to qualify.

Who is Eligible?

You may be eligible for Medicaid in the District under the aged, blind, and disabled category, if you:

  • Are sixty-five (65) or older, blind, or disabled;
  • Are a District Resident;
  • Are a US citizen or have eligible immigration status;
  • Have resources below $4000 for one person;

Resources include the following:

  • Cash
  • Bank accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Cash value of life insurance policies
  • Other investments.

The value of your home, a car, home furnishing, clothing and jewelry are not counted towards the $4,000 resource limit

  • Meet the income requirements.

The District covers people who are age 65 and over, blind, or disabled up to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

      

Category Threshold in FPL 1 person household,  monthly 2 person household, monthly 3 person household, monthly 4 person household, monthly 5 person household, monthly 6 person household, monthly 7 person household, monthly
Individuals who are Aged, Blind, or Disabled 100% FPL $1,005.00 $1,353.00 $1,702.00 $2.050.00 $2.398.00 $2,747.00 $3,060.83

*Figures compiled using 2017 FPL numbers distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services

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