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.
(1) MEDICAID-AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED: Serves individuals 65 and older or who are blind, physically disabled, or developmentally disabled. Requires documentation of disability.
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.
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.
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
1 Less than $12,140
2 Less than $16,460
3 Less than $20,708
4 Less than $25,100
5 Less than $29,420
6 Less than $33,740
7 Less than $38,060
8 Less than $42,380
Over 8 add $4,320 per extra person
9900 Washington Boulevard North
9780 Patuxent Woods Drive
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.