Maria Evacuees in Florida: What you need to know about Medicaid

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is funded jointly by states and the federal government, and provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.

In Florida, eligibility for Medicaid is determined by the Department of Children and Families (DCF).  Please see the attached links for more information on Medicaid eligibility and how to apply:

If you have received notice that your Medicaid has been denied, you have 90 days to request an appeal. Please contact us for more information.. Please note that if you are currently on Medicaid and are informed you are no longer eligible, you have only ten (10) days to appeal in order to keep your Medicaid open pending the outcome of your appeal.

Additional Resources

Florida Legal Services Prescription Drug Helpline – 1 (800) 436-6001 – is a statewide, toll-free helpline which provides assistance to Medicaid and low-income Medicare beneficiaries whose necessary medications have been denied. 

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