How to apply for Medicaid
There are three ways to apply.
- Apply online at ePASS.
- Apply in person at the Stanly County Department of Social Services:
Stanly County Commons, 1000 North First Street, Suite 2, Albemarle, during normal hours of operation. Normal hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am until 5:00pm.
- Fill out a paper application and mail to or drop it off at your county DSS office.
Items that you may need to complete your application:
- Medicare cards
- Social Security cards
- All life insurance policies
- All health insurance policies and/or cards and the premium paid
- Recent bank statement (including checking and savings accounts)
- All information concerning assets such as stocks, bonds, certificates of deposits, IRA’s or other retirement accounts
- Pre-paid burial contracts with a funeral home
- Medical bills
- If working, proof of income
- If self-employed, most recent tax return
- Proof of unearned income (retirement, etc.) except Social Security Income
All these items are needed for both spouses.
Purpose: To pay medical expenses for income and reserve eligible aged, blind and disabled persons.
Medicaid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MAABD)
This program is for persons 65 and older or, if under 65 having met the Social Security definition of disability. This is a full Medicaid program that pays for Medicare premiums, hospital bills, doctor’s office visits, and prescription drugs. Medicaid recipients, who also have Medicare, will receive drug benefits under Medicare. It also helps with the cost of care in a nursing facility. Income and reserve requirements must be met.
If the income exceeds the state guideline, a deductible must be met based on income. A deductible is the amount of medical expenses that must be incurred before Medicaid can be authorized, for someone living in a private living arrangement.
For a Long Term Care situation, a Patient Monthly Liability (PML) is assigned to the nursing facility, based on income. This is the amount that a person owes for their cost of care to stay in the facility.
Medicaid for Qualified Beneficiaries (MQB-Q)
This program is for persons that have Medicare, parts A and/or B that meet income and reserve requirements. This is a limited Medicaid program that pays for Medicare premiums, hospital bills, and doctor’s office visits. This program does not pay for prescriptions or services not covered by Medicare.
Medicaid for Qualified Beneficiaries (MQB-B, E)
This program is for persons that have Medicare, parts A and/or B that meet income and reserve requirements. This programs pays for Medicare premiums only.
Special Assistance (SAA/SAD)
This program is for persons living in a domiciliary (rest home) care facility. Eligible persons receive a supplemental check to help pay for their stay. In addition, they receive full Medicaid benefits.