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  • Howard County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance

    Agency: Howard County Department of Social Services

    OVERVIEW: Provides assistance with screening and applying for Medicaid. Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income individuals, families, older adults and people with disabilities. Also assists individuals with questions/concerns regarding the Medicare Beneficiary programs. Offers a computer lab with a Navigator to assist with applications. 

    SERVICES: 

    (1) MEDICAID-AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED: Serves individuals 65 and older or who are blind, physically disabled, or developmentally disabled. Requires documentation of disability.

    Effective 2018:
                                    Income             Assets
    Individual               $2,024               $4,045
    Couple                     $2,744               $4,000

    2) QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM: Serves individuals who are on Medicare. Pays Part B premiums, co-payments, and deductibles. If you have questions/concerns, please call Medicare at 800-633-4227.
    Effective 2018: 
                                    Income             Assets
    Individual               $1,032               $  7,560
    Couple                     $1,392               $11,340
     
    3) SPECIAL LOW-INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM: Serves individuals who are Medicare recipients but who are ineligible for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. Pays only Part B premium. Includes $20 per month income disregard. If you have any questions/concerns, please call Medicare at 800-633-4227. 
     
    Effective 2018:
                                 Income                 Assets
    Individual            $1,234                   $  7,560
    Couple                  $1,666                   $11,340
     
    4) EXPANDED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Individuals and families may qualify for health care benefits under the Health Care Reform. Eligibility is based on income limits. If you currently have Medical Assistance and have questions, call the MA Helpline at 800-456-8900. If you are uninsured and seeking to apply for MA call a local DSS, or Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572. 

    Household Size        Income Limits            
                                  Less than $12,140            
    2                                Less than $16,460                    
                                  Less than $20,708                    
                                  Less than $25,100             
                                  Less than $29,420                    
                                  Less than $33,740                
                                  Less than $38,060            
    8                                Less than $42,380
    Over 8 add $4,320 per extra person
    Effective 2018


     



    • 9900 Washington Boulevard North
      Laurel, MD 20723
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    • 9780 Patuxent Woods Drive
      Columbia, MD 21046
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    Agency: Howard County Department of Social Services

    Languages Available: Interpreting services available (may require advance notice).

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Anyone in need.

    Areas Served:
    • Howard County




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