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Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA) Program

How to Apply

You can apply for Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid and MA) online at  www.marylandhealthconnection.gov, by mail or fax, or you may file in person at a regional office location based on your zip code.  Applicants are seen on a walk-in basis.  

Please see the first question in the FAQ section below for more information about where to apply based on your zip code.

Individuals who wish to apply but do not speak English or have limited English proficiency will have access to an interpreter.  The interpreter may be a local department staff member, an individual designated by the applicant, an individual outside the agency who is proficient in the customer’s language, or the department can use the Language Line. An interpreter cannot be a minor child.

Documents To Bring

In general, the following documents are needed:

  • Proof of identity
  • Social Security number (not the Social Security Card)
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of citizenship or immigration status for non-U.S. born applicants

Other information may be required once the interview has been completed

Eligibility Requirements

The Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid or MA) program provides health care benefits to eligible county residents.  With the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2013, Maryland was one of the states that expanded eligibility for Medical Assistance.  The coverage groups for Medical Assistance are as follows:

  • Families and Children:  Federally matched Medical Assistance is provided to families and children under age 21 meeting specific income levels.  A family’s gross income and assets are considered in determining eligibility.

  • Pregnant Women:  Federally matched Medical Assistance is provided to pregnant women meeting specific income levels.  Newborns of mothers with coverage at the time of the birth receive coverage automatically for one year if they reside with the mother.  The mother continues to receive coverage for 60 days following the birth of the child.

  • Maryland  Children’s Health Program ( MCHP ):  Federally matched Medical Assistance is provided for children up to age 19.  Income levels allowed depend on the age of the child. 

  • Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD):  Federally matched Medical Assistance is provided to aged (65 years or older), blind or disabled individuals.  Income and assets are taken into consideration.  Benefits are available to persons younger than 65 if they have a disability, as defined either by a review team or based on the fact that they receive Social Security.  Those eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) automatically qualify for Medical Assistance.

  • Medicare Beneficiary Program:  Those eligible for Medicare may receive coverage for payment of premiums if their income is within specific limits through the Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB).  Coverage may also be provided for Medicare deductibles and co-pays through the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB).

Fees and Payments

None

FAQ's

1.  Where should I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to contact an office location based on their zip code. See the listing of those zip codes (below) that correspond to each office.

Rockville Office (1301 Piccard Drive): 

 

20810
20811
20812
20813
20814
20815
20816
20817
20818
20824

20825
20827
20830
2083
20833
20847
20848
20849
20850
20851

20852
20853
20854
20856
20857
20858
20859
20860
20861
20862

20889​
20891
20892
20894
20895
20896
20897
20902
20906

 

Silver Spring Office (8818 Georgia Avenue):

 

20707
20777
20783
20866
20863

​20901
20903
20904
20905
20906

​20907
20908
20910
20911
20912

20914
20915
20916
20918
20993

Germantown Office (12900 Middlebrook Road):

 

20837
20838
20839
20841
20842
20855
20871

20872
20874
20875
20876
20877
20878

20879
20880
20882
20883
20884 
20885

20886
20898
20899
20997
​21771
21797

 

Additional Information

No additional information at this time.

 

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