Expansion Medicaid

  Beginning Dec.1,2023, more people can get health coverage through Medicaid. Medicaid will cover people ages 19 through 64 years with higher incomes. North Carolinians may be able to get health care insurance through Medicaid even if they didn’t qualify before. 
                       Medicaid picture

Most people will be able to get health care coverage through Medicaid if they meet the criteria below. If you were eligible before, you still are. Nothing changes for you. To learn more, go to medicaid.ncdhhs.gov.
 • Live in North Carolina
 • Be ages 19-64
 • Be a citizen. Some non-US citizens can get health care coverage through Medicaid. To learn more, go to medicaid.ncdhhs.gov.
 • Have a household income that is below 138% of the federal poverty level, which is shown below.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$1670 $2266 $2862 $3458 $4055 $4651 $5247


8 9 10  Additional Members
$5844 $6440 $7036 +$597 per member


People can apply for Medicaid online at epass.nc.gov.

They can also submit a paper application or apply in person at their local Department of Social Services (DSS). Applications may take up to 45 days to process. Incomplete applications may take longer. To help the process go faster, people can:

Apply online at ePASS and provide all the information requested

. If the application is incomplete, it may take longer to process. DSS will need to follow up with the applicant.

Keep contact information up to date in ePASS, to receive all important information about Medicaid benefits

     • Sign up for an enhanced ePASS account to keep their information                updated without having to contact the local DSS office. 
To learn more, visit Medicaid.ncdhhs.gov.




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