Medical Assistance Eligibility for Adults
The following are ways adults may become eligible for RI Medical Assistance coverage:
RIte Care is Rhode Island’s health insurance program for families on the RI Works Program and for uninsured pregnant women, children and families who meet the income criteria. Parents may be eligible if they have children under age 18. See RIte Care.
RIte Share is Rhode Island’s health insurance premium assistance program that helps families with children pay for all or part of their share of their employer’s health insurance. Parents may be eligible if they have children under age 18. See RIte Share.
Adults who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) receive a monthly payment and are eligible for Medical Assistance services and benefits. Eligibility is based on the adult’s disability, as determined by the Social Security Administration, and the person’s income. To find out more on how to apply contact your local SSA office at the Social Security Administration website.
Adults with limited income and resources (assets) may qualify for Medical Assistance. For more information on income amounts, see Medical Assistance for Adults.
Medical Assistance Long Term Care
Adults over 65 years old or adults with disabilities who require long term care, may be eligible for Medical Assistance if they meet the Level of Care criteria and income and resource requirements. For more information, please see Medical Assistance Long Term Care.