We’re in a day and age where health care insurance is a must if you don’t want to get charged a fee. However, you’re thinking about signing up for Medicaid because you truly believe you need it but you’re not sure if you should. You’re not even sure if it will cover your child either and you’re just full of uncertainty in the matter.
We’ll go over what you would need to qualify for Medicaid and options you can choose if you don’t qualify.
Income: Like other states, Nevada has a monthly income on what you can be earning to qualify for Medicaid. If you’re a single adult or have a child between the ages of 6-18, you need be earning less than $1,743. If you have children younger than that, your monthly income can be up to $2,097, and if you’re on a separate CHIP (Children’s health Insurance program) program, you can earn up to $2,622. If you are a pregnant woman, you can earn up $2,097 monthly as well. If you earn anymore, you will not qualify for Medicaid. You’ll want to look at Nevada’s health website for their information too but this gives you a base idea on monthly income requirements.
What you will need: You will need two documents to prove you are in fact a US citizen and you are who you say you are. This can be anywhere from Us citizen id, military records, birth certificate, to passport. A number of other documents would work too but this is to give you a good idea of what you will need. If you’re applying for a child under 16, you’re want to include school records, birth certificate, and an affidavit signed by you.
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How long will it take?: Well it can be a quick process or it could be a long process, it just depends on each case. If you call them and tell them this is an emergency situations and you or/and your child need to be covered quickly, they’ll speed up the process but even that doesn’t guarantee a quick process to being accepted. This is no way to tell how long it will take for sure though but most times, they do get a decision in within 1-2 months.
What if you don’t qualify?: If you don’t qualify, you can get insurance from the government plans or go to private insurance companies, or you can get insurance from your work so it’s not the end of the world if you don’t qualify. I know this is not an idea option for some people but sometimes it is the only option, especially if you don’t qualify for Medicaid.
Hopefully this gives you a good idea what you need and how you can qualify for Nevada Medicaid. It’s unfortunate if this isn’t what you wanted to hear and by reading this, you discovered you don’t qualify but at least now you know and you can look into your other options to help cover you and any children you have in the household.
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