Medical Help for the Elderly

There are various medical programs for low-income elderly individuals.  For elderly individuals to be eligible, the household must meet specified asset and income limitations.

What are the different medical programs for the elderly?

Below are some of the medical programs for the elderly with links to the program for more detailed information:

  • Aged Medical
  • Medicare Cost Sharing Program - Medicare Cost Sharing Programs pay the cost of Medicare “Part B” Premiums for elderly and disabled individuals who receive Part A Medicare Benefits, are entitled to Part B Medicare Benefits, are a citizen or qualified alien, and meet specified income and asset limitations.  Income limits for a household (“HH”) are between 100% and 135% of poverty depending on the program.  Asset limits for the HH are the same for all programs.  A HH of one person can have up to $4,000.00 in assets; and a HH of two persons can have up to $6,000 in assets.
  • Nursing Home
  • Aging Home and Community Based Program (AW)
  • New Choices

How do I apply for medical assistance if I am elderly?

You can apply online at the Department of Workforce Services website or you can request an application form by mail through your local Medicaid office.

Where can I go to find other resources for Medical help?

The Department of Workforce Services website ( has some helpful resources.

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