SSI-Related Programs

SSI-related Medicaid programs are for people who no longer receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, but have their Medicaid benefits protected under certain laws. All SSI-related programs have an income limit that equals the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) plus $20 per month. Applications for these programs are made through the District Office serving an applicant's county. 

SSI-Related Programs
  • Widow/Widower
  • Disabled Adult Child (DAC)
  • Retroactive SSI
  • Continuous (Pickle) Medicaid
  • Grandfathered Children
Qualifying for SSI-Related Programs
  • Income Limit for SSI-Related Medicaid is $753 for an individual and $1,120 for a couple (Income limit changes each January)
  • Couple limit applies only if both are eligible (Unless some of the ineligible spouse's income and resources are counted for the applicant)
  • Resource Limit for SSI-Related Medicaid is $2,000 although there are some exclusions
  • Applicants must apply for and agree to accept any income from annuities, pensions, retirement, disability benefits or other income to which you are entitled.
  • Veterans/Veteran's dependents must apply for the maximum benefit available.
  • Form to Apply for SSI-Related Programs
  • Medicaid Office Locations