New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limits – 2021
The Medicaid Income Limit is the most important criteria for deciding whether you qualify for Medicaid in your state. In this post, we are going to explain in detail the New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limits for 2021. Medicaid in New Hampshire is also called Medical Assistance.
Based on this information, you will be able to determine whether your income qualifies you for New Hampshire Medicaid or not.
However, before we get into details about the income limit, we will first explain the Medicaid program in New Hampshire and how it works.
Next, we will discuss who is eligible for Medicaid, including how eligibility works for various categories, including Children, Pregnant Women, and Adults.
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a federal and state health insurance program for people with a low income.
It provides free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who can’t afford private coverage.
How Many People are on Medicaid?
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as of November 2020, here are the number of people enrolled in Medicaid and Chip in the entire United States:
- 78,521,263 individuals were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP
- 72,204,587 individuals were enrolled in Medicaid
- 6,695,834 individuals were enrolled in CHIP
New Hampshire Medicaid
The New Hampshire Medicaid program provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families.
As of 2020, the program, along with the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covered 207,883 people.
This includes 97,000 children as shown by the image below.
In New Hampshire, the agency that administers the Medicaid program is the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Who Can Get Medicaid in New Hampshire?
You should apply for Medicaid if your income is low and you match one of the descriptions below:
- You think you are pregnant
- The parent or caretaker of a child and/or teenager under the age of 19.
- You are a child or teenager age 18 or under.
- An adult age 65 or older.
- You are legally blind.
- Living with a disability or disabled.
- You are in need of nursing home care.
New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit
The New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit is calculated as a percentage of the Federal Poverty Line.
To qualify, you must meet the New Hampshire Medicaid Income limits listed below.
Here is the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for 2021.
|2021 Federal Poverty Levels for the 48 Contiguous States & D.C.|
|Household Size||Poverty Guideline for 48 states & DC||Alaska||Hawaii|
|Over 8 people||add $4,540 for each additional person||$5,680||$5,220|
Additionally, to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot make more than the income guidelines outlined below:
- Children up to age 1 with family income up to 318 percent of FPL
- Any child age 1-5 with a family income up to 318 percent of FPL
- Children ages 6- 18 with family income up to 318 percent of FPL
- CHIP for children with family income up to 318 percent of FPL
- Pregnant women with family income up to 196 percent of FPL
- Parents of minor children with family income up to 63 percent of FPL
- Individuals who are elderly, blind, and disabled with family income up to 74% of the FPL
- Adults without dependents under Medicaid expansion with income up to 133% of the FPL
New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit Charts
The New Hampshire Medicaid eligibility income limit charts are divided by groups.
For example, the first chart is focused on income limits for children who qualify for Medicaid.
Similarly, the second chart below focuses on the Medicaid income limits for adults in New Hampshire who qualify for Medicaid.
New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit for Children
Below is the income limit for children by age category. Find the age category your child falls into and you will see the income limit by household size.
|New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit – Children|
|Children Medicaid Ages 0-1||Children Medicaid Ages 1-5||Children Medicaid Ages 6-18||Children Separate CHIP|
Next is the income limit for adults by category. Find the category you fall into and you will see the income limit by household size.
New Hampshire has expanded Medicaid to include adults without dependents.
Therefore, adults without dependents can apply for Medicaid in New Hampshire.
For an update on the Medicaid expansion debate and timeline in New Hampshire, see our New Hampshire Expansion update below.
New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit for Adults
|New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limit – Adults|
|Pregnant Women Medicaid||Adults (Medicaid) Parent/ Caretaker||Seniors & People w/ Disabilities (Medicaid)||Adults (Medicaid) Expansion to Adults|
How to Read the New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limits Charts Above
You cannot have an income higher than the Federal Poverty Level percentage described for your group to be eligible for Medicaid.
Similarly, when you identify the income group that applies to you, the income limit you see refers to the maximum level of income you can earn to qualify for benefits.
For example, if you are pregnant, to qualify for Medicaid, you cannot have an income higher than 196% of the Federal Poverty Level – which for a family of two is $34,143 as shown in the chart above.
How to Apply for New Hampshire Medicaid
There are 3 ways you can apply for Medicaid in New Hampshire.
Option 1 – Apply online
You can apply online through the DHHS NH EASY Portal – as shown in the image below.
If you have an account, you can log in or create your DHHS NH EASY Account. Click here to be taken to the website.
Option 2 – Apply at DHHS Office Near You
You can apply in person at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHHS office.
Option 3 – Download Application
You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHHS office or submit it in person.
Additionally, you may call us at 1-800-852-3345, extension 9700 to apply for Medicaid over the phone.
Also, you may also fax in your application for Medicaid to (603) 271-8604.
New Hampshire Medicaid Phone Number
Here’s how to contact the New Hampshire Medicaid Agency:
Medicaid Service Center 1 (888) 901-4999
Customer Service Center (603) 271-4344
Toll Free (in-state calls) 1 (800) 852-3345, ext. 4344
New Hampshire Medicaid Expansion Update
New Hampshire expanded Medicaid in the first half of 2014, with coverage effective August 15.
In the first three months, 18,000 people – out of a projected 50,000 who were eligible – enrolled.
New Hampshire delayed implementation of new Medicaid work requirement, and it has now been overturned by a federal judge.
From 2016 through 2018, New Hampshire covered Medicaid expansion enrollees with private plans in the exchange (PAP).
The State switched PAP enrollees to Medicaid managed care as of January 2019.
At the time, there were about 40,000 PAP enrollees.
In 2018, New Hampshire lawmakers extended Medicaid expansion through 2023.
New Hampshire Medicaid Income Limits Summary
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