Texas Medicaid Income Requirements

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To be approved for Medicaid you have to meet the Texas Medicaid Income Requirements

This article will outline the maximum level of income an individual/family can make per year to qualify for the benefit.

Texas Medicaid Income Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,522
2 $31,720
3 $39,917
4 $48,114
5 $56,311
6 $64,508
7 $72,725
8 $80,962

*For households with more than eight people, add  $8,237 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Texas Medicaid Contact Information

Please visit the Texas Medicaid website to learn more.

You can call the Texas Medicaid hotline toll-free at:

1-800-252-8263

TDD users can call:

512-424-6597

E-mail inquiries should be sent to:

medicaid@hhsc.state.tx.us

Other articles of interest:

Texas Medicaid: 3 Easy Ways To Apply

Where To Apply For Medicaid In Houston

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