Medicaid

Options for receiving Texas Medicaid for an individual with a disability

 

Age group

Income level

Program

For children (0-17 yrs old) Low income of family Qualify for Social Security SSI, which comes with Medicaid as a benefit
Middle income of family Apply for Medicaid Buy-In for Children through HHSC
Income and resource of the child only (family income NOT considered) Qualify for Medicaid Waivers through DADS
For adults (18+ yrs old) Low income (around $700/month or less) Qualify for Social Security SSI, which comes with Medicaid as a benefit
Middle income (around $2100/month or less) Qualify for Medicaid Waivers through DADS
Higher income (over $2100/month) Apply for Medicaid Buy-In for Adults through DARS
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2 Responses to Medicaid

  1. Jennifer says:

    I have a 12 year old deaf autisic son that was once was getting Ssi and medicaid now he is not because I got married. It is not my son dad and we also have a new baby that is almost 1. I want to know if he is able to get insurance through medicaid again for secondary to help out with his therapy that we do and want to do more of. I looked into the buy in they said we couldn’t. We were on the list for the one that looks only at him and not our income but when he lost medicaid he got bumped from the list. What can o do to get a wavier for him. Any help would be appreciated 🙂
    Thanks so much

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    • Heather says:

      You should still be on the Interest List for each Medicaid Waiver, even if you lose Medicaid from SSI.

      Unfortunately, if you make too much money for the Medicaid Buy-In for Children, both remaining options will take some time:
      1. Come to the top of one of the Interest Lists for Medicaid Waiver
      2. When your child is 18 yrs old, you will be able to apply for SSI & that comes with Medicaid.

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