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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Information About Medicaid

(Posted September 29, 2006)

Question 602: My husband is 52 years old and on a Railroad Retirement Disability Annuity. He is covered by the railroad group medical insurance with a cap of $300,000 worth of insurance. He is facing at least two more operations and there is the possibility that he could exceed that insurance cap. Is it safe to assume that if he does, he would then qualify for Medicaid?

Answer: Medicaid is a joint federal and state program. Each state has its own eligibility requirements.

You can get more information by going to the web site for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at:

http://cms.hhs.gov/ (click here)


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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