Receive federally assisted income maintenance payments, such as Social Security income or Aid to Family with Dependent Children.
Are determined to be "categorically needy." Categorically needy individuals are those people who are aged, blind, and are disabled with incomes too high to qualify for coverage below the federal poverty level. Under the federal Medicaid rules, coverage of home health programs must include services such as part-time nursing, health care agency services, and medical supplies and equipment. Some states may provide audiology, physical, occupational, speech therapies, and medical social services as well. Medicaid hospice care coverage is essentially the same as Medicare.