Apply for Medicaid

You can find information on this page about how to apply for Maryland Medicaid programs. There are several programs under Maryland Medicaid. Each program provides one of three types of medical assistance - health coverage, long term services and supports or assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles and cost-sharing  - to serve the health needs of different eligible groups of people.  

You can apply for Medicaid at any time. If you are eligible, you can enroll year-round. Individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are automatically eligible and do not need to apply. 

For information about how to apply for the Medicaid program that best meets your needs, see the ways to apply for different programs below. If you would like more information about Medicaid eligibility requirements, go to "Am I Eligible for Medicaid?"​.
Medicaid for
Ways to Apply

​Adults
Children
Former Foster Care Youth
Parents or Caretaker Relatives
Pregnant Women

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​People with Disabilities
Seniors Age 65 or Older​ ​​

​If you are disabled and currently receiving Medicare or are age 65 or older:

If you are disabled and are in the 24-month waiting period for Medicare:

  • See above ways to apply for Adults.

If you are disabled and employed:

If you are disabled or over age 65 and receive SSI as well as Medicare: 

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI):

  • You are auto​matically eligible for Medicaid.
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