|Pay-In Spend Down for Medicaid Coverage||
Last updated: December 2009
The Pay-In Spend down program lets you pay your Spend down amount in order to qualify for medicaid. You pay this amount instead of sending in your medical bill receipts, which you normally do in the Spend down program. You can also do a combination where you send in your medical bill receipts and then pay the rest of your Spend down amount.
In general, Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) community MANG clients qualify for the Pay-In Spend down program. If you have any questions about whether you qualify, you should talk with the Illinois Department of Human Services ("IDHS"). See Pay-In Spend down, or call the IDHS Health Benefits Hotline: (800)-226-0768.
The amount you have to pay is your Spend down amount and will vary depending on how much your income or assets are above the medicaid limits.
The Pay-In Spend down program may help you by:
For more information on this program, see Pay-In Spend-down, or call the Department of Human Services Health Benefits Hotline: (800)-226-0768.
For a list of organizations in your area that may be able to help you, enter your zip code.
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