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Maryland Medical Assistance Program

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Program Description:

Medicaid, also called Medical Assistance, is a program that pays the medical bills of certain needy and low-income individuals. It is administered by the state and pays medical bills with Federal and state funds.

Medicaid coverage is automatically granted to individuals receiving other public assistance, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), and Foster Care. Low-income families, children, pregnant women, and aged, blind, or disabled adults may also qualify for Medicaid. You can have private health insurance and be eligible for Medicaid. The rules are different for different groups and the kinds of medical care covered are different for different groups. If you need help paying for your own or your family's medical bills, you should find out for sure about your eligibility for Medical Assistance by filing an application at your Local Department of Social Services.

Benefits and eligibility requirements are standard across the state.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Maryland, a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident and in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, have child(ren) with a disability, or be responsible for children under 21 years of age.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.


Program Contact Information:

To apply for Medical Assistance go to your Local Department of Social Services (LDSS). To find an the office nearest you, visit:

To download an application, visit:

If you are applying for the Maryland Children's Health Program for a child or a pregnant woman, you may apply at your Local Health Department.

For additional information on the Medicaid Program and eligibility requirements, visit:

For more information and to apply, call:

Or visit our website at:


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