Qualifications When Applying for Medicaid in NC

Applying for Medicaid in NC isn’t necessary if you already receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In this case, you automatically qualify to receive Medicaid.

If you don’t already receive SSI, then applying for Medicaid in NC can be done at the County Department of Social Services (DSS). In Dunn, this would be Harnett County Department of Social Services in Lillington, NC.

Qualification for Medicaid

In addition to SSI, individuals automatically qualify if they receive:

  • Special Assistance to the Blind;
  • State/County Special Assistance for the Aged or Disabled; and
  • Work First Family Assistance.


If you do not receive these benefits, qualification for Medicaid is based on limited income and resources. It may be available for Medicare recipients, seniors, children, parents, and those who are 65 and older, blind or disabled.

You then would need to provide information and documentation that demonstrates you meet the eligibility rules for Medicaid. For instance, recent bank statements, last month’s pay stubs, list of property, and statements indicating other benefits you receive (such as pensions, unemployment or workers’ comp) may prove eligibility.

Because recipients of Supplemental Security Income benefits automatically qualify for Medicaid in the state of North Carolina, an application won’t be necessary. However, if you have yet to apply for SSI, then you will want to visit your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. 

Contacting a Dunn SSI Attorney

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the most recent statistics from 2008 indicate that about 70 percent of Medicaid recipients were from the families and children group. The disabled and elderly comprised 29 percent.

Despite qualifying, you could find benefits are denied in some cases. Contact an attorney at Brent Adams & Associates at (910) 892-8177 if you have questions or concerns about applying for Medicaid in NC.

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