I am unable to work and awaiting a Social Security Disability Decision, am I eligible for Medicaid ?

According to Omaha Social Security lawyer this question is often asked. Medicaid is a partially federally funded program for low income individuals administered by the states.To qualify an individual must be poor and fall into one of the eligibility categories. The categories include children, pregnant women and the disabled.So you may ask why if I am disabled,and poor why am I not eligible for Medicaid. The problem is that states are allowed to write the qualification rules.In Nebraska and Iowa the public policy has been that you are not actually able to receive Medicaid benefits until you are found disabled.However some individuals are approved immediately so we urge all individuals to apply. See https://dhhs-access-neb-menu.ne.gov/start/?tl=en. The phone number is 800-430-3244. The is more information about eligiblity at http://www.medicaidoffice.net/nebraska-medicaid-eligibility