Office for the Aging - Medicaid 1.How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid?
You may qualify if you have medical expenses, if you meet certain income, resource, age, or disability requirements, or you need nursing-home care.
2.How is Medicaid paid for?
If your income is less than the Medicaid limit, there is no cost for Medicaid. If your income is greater than the income limit, you may still be eligible for Medicaid under certain circumstances.
3.What can Medicaid cover?
Medicaid can cover:
  • Doctors, dentists, and eye-care providers
  • Hospital stays
  • Laboratory and x-rays
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Nursing home care aides
  • Prescription drugs
  • Transportation to medical appointments
4.How do I apply for Medicaid?
To apply, call your local Department of Social Services at (585) 396-4060 or toll free at 1 (877) 814-6907. If you need help with the application process, call the Office for the Aging at (585) 396-4040 or (315)781-1321.