Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income is determined by the Social Security Administration. Individuals qualifying for a SSI payment are automatically entitled to Medical Assistance; therefore, there is no need for SSI recipients to apply for Medical Assistance.
For further explanation of the SSI program, contact the local office in your area. You can also call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.
Eligible families are entitled to full Medical Assistance coverage. Covered services include:
Medical coverage may begin three months prior to the application date. The start of medical coverage is based on the date the application is received in the local office.