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Applying for Medicaid in Michigan

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a health care plan for low income people, and working families who qualify. Children and pregnant women may also qualify for special Medicaid programs. People who have disabilities, and older people who meet income guidelines, may also get Medicaid.

Are you eligible for Medicaid?

  • You must be a citizen of the U.S. (in most cases)
  • You must be a legal resident of the state in which you apply
  • You must have a Social Security Number, or have applied for one
Michigan Medicaid Income Limits
Applicant Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Limits
Infant (0-1) 185%
Child (1-19) 150%
Parent (Working) 61%
Parent (Non-Working) 38%
Pregnant Woman 185%
Medically Needy (Individual) 57%
Medically Needy (Couple) 56%

Find out if you qualify

Need help applying for Medicaid?

To apply for Medicaid, please visit your local Department of Human Services (DHS) office. If you need help, your spouse, parent, legal guardian, adult child, stepchild, or any other person who is at least age 18 or older may apply for you. The DHS can also help you apply. Call a DHS office below to find an office close to you:

Department of Human Services Locations
Jackson County (517) 780-7400
Lapeer County (810) 667-0800
Macomb County (586) 254-1500
Monroe County (734) 243-7200
Oakland County (248) 975-4800
St. Clair County (810) 966-2000
Washtenaw County (734) 481-2000
Wayne County (855) 275-6424

What to bring to your DHS appointment

  • Proof of Income
    • Pay Stub(s) from the last 30 days
    • Bank Statement from the last 30 days
    • Social Security awards letter
    • Tax Return
    • Unemployment letter
  • Social Security Number
  • Identification
    • Driver’s License
    • State ID
  • Proof of Address
    • ID with current address
    • Utility Bill

Your DHS specialist will give you a list of missing documents and a date by which they are due. If you need assistance finding the documents, your specialist may be able to help. You may also call the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program at 1-800-803-7174. They have trained counselors to help you fill out your application. There is no charge for this service.

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If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

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