People with disabilities have access to publicly funded medical coverage through Medicaid and Medicare. Medicaid covers people with low income and resources. People with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) automatically qualify for Medicaid. There are many other ways to qualify.
Below are resources regarding information on the Medicaid program:
2. MDHHS Assistance Handbook (SEE pages 4-10)
3. MDHHS Medicaid Website
There are several different types of Medicaid plans. One of those plans is the Healthy Michigan Plan. You can contact your local MDHHS office to fill out an application. Find your local MDHHS Office.
In some cases, you may have to pay for some services in advance before you can receive Medicaid. This is called a deductible or spenddown. The deductible form can be found here. In other cases, you may qualify for a Medicaid Waiver. Two common ones are the MI Choice Waiver and the Children’s Waiver program. These waivers provide enhanced services but may not be available for everyone. Additional resources: Children’s Special Health Care Services
If you feel your rights have been violated when applying or getting services through Medicaid, you may file for a local appeal. If the appeal is denied you may file for Medicaid State Fair Hearing. More information about filing an appeal and Medicaid State Fair Hearings can be found here: