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Will Working Part-Time For Three Months Affect My Medicaid?

I won after 3 denials, my security in 2019. At age of 60. I turned 62 may 2021. I'm now getting my social security if $2150 monthly.
Which qualifies me fir medicaid.
I pay nothing for part A, B, and D drug coverage.

I want to work part time job..16 hrs a week at $15 hr for 3 months during summer..Will this affect my medicaid? Will I have to reapply after end of job in sept??

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 07:41

Isn't Medicaid Administered By Social Security?

Hi, Jerry/Larry. Regarding the prior question someone just posted of "When a person dies and they're drawing SSI does Social Security always take it all back" -- What if you also got Medicaid along with SSI. Isn't Medicaid administered by SocSec, and aren't there rules about Medicaid/SSI recovering money, once someone dies, for certain medical expenses if the deceased's estate has funds to pay for healthcare previously provided by Medicaid? I know this is complex, but wondered if SSA/Medicaid can seek repayment for services rendered/benefits paid? Thanks for the help!

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 09:47

Can We Get Medicaid If I Go To Work Full Time?

In a nutshell:
My husband died 11/25/16 he was 43
I have 2 children ages 9 & 11
We receive $2832 a month from SS
I work part time at a school and average $3000
A year in compensation.
Can we get medicaid if go to work full time? (I can barely make ends meet with what we are receiving.)
How much can I earn to still receive medicaid?


Hi Elise,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 11:00

Can You Give Me Info On This Issue?

I'm on Medicare and medicaid they sent me a letter asking for liquid assets I thought they were talking about bank account. I have Direct ExpressCard which is my social security money goes on. I do not get statements from this loaded MasterCard. I called and got it (they sad 5 to 10 days on 10th I got and mail it this was on March 23. They said didn't get it, so I faxed it llast Thursday March 29th..Today I got the letter I mail it went to DOC (prison dept) So they took out $268.00 of my check. I can't get through to any one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 16:31

Will My Daughter's Survivor Benefits Affect Her SNAP Or Medicaid?

Hi Larry,

My daughters father was violently murdered 2 weeks ago. She is on Medicaid and we receive SNAP in Texas. I went to file for Survivor Benefits at the local social security office and was suprised at the amount she will start to receive monthly. I was wondering if this new monthly income will affect her medicaid or SNAP? Thank you for your time.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 07:33

How Much Can I Earn Without Losing My Medicaid Coverage?

I'm 70 years old and in debt also with no asset or real estate. I'm receiving Medicare and Mass Health standard. I have a precondition health issue and this is the reason I didn't work until I turn 70. I want to work from home to make a little extra to supplement my income. I afraid to lose my MassHealth (Medicaid). How can I find out for sure with raising a red flag?


I'm sorry, but Social Security is my only area of expertise, so I can't answer your question. You should probably check with the agency that administers your MassHealth benefits.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:04

Will My Social Security Payment Affect My Medicaid Status?

I am 62 and in 2013whike I was self employed I had a brain hemorrage , which left me with some permanent deficits. I was denied disability benefits because I had been self employed since 2003 and did not put myself on the payroll because it seemed that I could not afford to pay myself. So, for the last 10 yearsI had not paid into S/S I am now getting Medicaid and I was going to apply for my S/Sretirement but I'm afraid that the income from a retirement check will negate my Medicaid eligibility. I have researched this and have not found an answer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:32

Would I Qualify For Medicaid?

My husband left us for a girlfriend, I want to get a divorce (he says a divorce I would not be covered under his health insurance)... I make $36,000 a year.. he pays the mortgage & heat, car payment & car insurance. I pay all credit card bills that we had, lipa, cable, ..I feed our 3 kids and play for anything that comes up! What is the eligibility requirements for Medicaid as health insurance for just myself!!?


Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 07:45
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