Newly Eligible Missourians Can Now Apply for Medicaid

Newly eligible Missourians can now apply for Medicaid health benefits by applying online, or by phone — (855) 373-9994.

Adults under the age of 65 with household incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level are now eligible for Missouri Medicaid. In 2021, this amounts to about $17,774 for an individual or $24,039 for a household of two. Unsure if you’re eligible? Use the Medicaid Eligibility Calculator to find out

The Missouri Department of Social Services began processing newly eligible adult applications on October 1, 2021.

Pregnant women and children were already eligible for Medicaid or CHIP at higher income levels. In addition, low-income residents who are blind or have disabilities are also eligible but must meet strict asset limits to qualify. Please visit the MO HealthNet website for more eligibility information. 

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Need assistance applying? Check out these resources: 

  • Samuel Rogers Health Centers accepts appointments for application and enrollment assistance. Call 816-889-4634 or request an appointment online.
  • KC Care Health Center has a questionnaire you can fill out online to determine if you qualify. If you do, a health insurance navigator will reach out to you with assistance.
  • University Health’s financial counseling center can help you determine eligibility. Call 816-404-3040.

To learn more about the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri, check out our latest policy report.

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