What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is medical coverage provided to those classified to have eligible low-income . In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state, a U.S. national, citizen, or qualified alien in need of medical assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income. Offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services are covered by Medicaid.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:
Household Size/ Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
2 - $25,882
4 - $39,395
*For households with more than eight people, add $6,757 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.
Contact the nearest office of the Med-QUEST Division's Eligibility Branch to request an application form.
The Med-QUEST Division accepts applications at eligibility offices located throughout Hawaii. (Most hospitals and certain health centers have also made arrangements to forward your medical application to us.) If you are currently receiving food stamps, your caseworker can process your medical application.
For more information, please visit the Med-QUEST Division's website. Complete the application form and return it to the Med-QUEST office. They may contact you to schedule an appointment to establish your eligibility. You may be required at that time to provide verification of your date of birth, citizenship, Social Security Number, income, and assets. If you are unable to represent yourself, you may appoint someone to represent you. This could be your spouse, adult child, sibling, other relatives, a friend, or anyone else who knows of your situation.
Go to the Hawaii My Medical Benefits website to access applications and further information.