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Apply for Medicaid

Medicaid provides access to free and low-cost medical care.

State residents eligible for Medicaid support include pregnant women, children, retirees age 65 and older, and people who are legally blind or disabled. Those who need nursing home care or who have breast or cervical cancer may also qualify.

For information about Medicaid benefits during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response, please visit our Georgia COVID-19 response page.

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How Do I Apply for Medicaid?

  • Get Prepared

    Medicaid has several programs that can help you or your family. 

  • Gather What You’ll Need

    • Social Security number

    • Proof of Georgia residency

    • Proof of citizenship or qualified alien status 

    • Your most recent pay stubs

  • Create & Submit Application

  • Next Steps

    • Once you complete an application for Medicaid, a Medicaid caseworker will interview you and review your application. The caseworker will make sure that all the needed information has been provided. 

    • If you have medical bills from the past three months that you were not able to pay, let your caseworker know about them when you apply. If you are eligible for Medicaid, it is possible that the program may pay for some of these bills, even if you were not enrolled in Medicaid at that time. 

    • You will find out whether you are eligible for Medicaid within 45 days after you apply. A letter will come for you in the mail telling you whether you are eligible. (If you have a disability and it has to be determined, the process may take up to 60 days). If you are eligible for Medicaid, you will receive a plastic Medicaid card in the mail.  


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This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.