Medicaid Information New York

State name of program
Medicaid
Street address
New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237
Phone number
877-472-8411 New York City
888-562-9092 Nassau County
888-566-9799 Suffolk County
See Other links for the phone numbers of local department of social services offices where you can apply for Medicaid.
State Medicaid link
http://tinyurl.com/2f876g
Other links
http://tinyurl.com/llezx
Resource limits
1) Home equity over $750,000 renders an applicant ineligible for Medicaid.   However, this provision does not apply if a spouse or child under 21 or a child who is blind or disabled resides in the home.
2) The annual amount of resources allowed, i.e. home, car and personal property is:
1 person $13,800
2 people $20,100
3 people $23,115
4 people $26,130
5 people $29,145
6 people $32,160
Income limits
The 2009 annual income ceiling for singles, couples without children and low income families is as follows:

1 person $8,462
2 people $10,563
3 people $12,568
4 people $14,593
5 people $16,685
6 people $18,217

The net income limit for families and individuals who are blind, disabled or age 65+ is:
1 person $9,200
2 people $13,400
3 people $15,410
4 people $17,420
5 people $19,430
6 people $21,440

Special notes
1) The other web link shown will take you to a list of local New York state department of social services offices where you can apply for Medicaid or obtain further information.
2) Medicaid rules are very complex; you should check with your nearest Medicaid office for detailed information.

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