Did you know that Medicaid may be able to pay the nursing home bill for you or a loved one? Are you concerned about whether you or a loved one are eligible for Medicaid in Indiana? Here’s a simple overview of a few of the programs through Medicaid that benefit pregnant women, children, the aged, blind, and disabled.

Who Is Eligible For Medicaid In Indiana?

The tables below outline eligibility for Medicaid in Indiana.

Pregnant Women

In addition to determining whether the woman is pregnant or not, two factors are considered to be eligible for Medicaid in Indiana. The factors include income and family size.

Family SizeIncome Limit (per month)

Hoosier Healthwise Program

The Hoosier Healthwise program is for children up to 19 years old and pregnant women. This program covers medical care such as doctor visits, prescription medicine, mental health care, dental care, hospitalization, and surgeries. The program ensures that all covered medical care is done at little or no cost to the member or the member’s family.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) falls under the Hoosier Healthwise program for children whose families have slightly higher incomes. In CHIP, coverage is similar to low premium healthcare. For example, members must pay low monthly premiums for coverage and copays for some services.


Children without healthcare coverage who are not disabled or living in an institution can benefit from the Hoosier Healthwise program.

Family SizeIncome Limit (per month)


Typically, adults who are not disabled will be served through the Healthy Indiana Plan.

Family SizeIncome Limit (per month)

Healthy Indiana Plan

The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) pays for medical costs for its members and can include vision and dental. This plan covers individuals 19 to 64 who do not have annual incomes exceeding $18,764 ($25,276 as a couple; $38,000 for a family of four).

If an adult qualifies for this program, they will be required to make a monthly contribution of 2 percent of their family income.

Elderly, Blind, And Disabled

Individuals who are elderly, blind, or disabled (but do not need a nursing home level of care) can be served through traditional Medicaid and Hoosier Care Connect.

Family SizeIncome Limit (per month)

MED Works

MED Works is Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities; this program is for people who desire to return to work but cannot afford to lose their benefits. It offers the same level of coverage as traditional Medicaid. In return, there are small monthly premiums based on the amount of money a worker earns.

How To Apply For Medicaid In Indiana

If you or a family member need Medicaid and believe you qualify, there are several options for applying:

Medicaid Attorney In Indiana

Hawkins Elder Law can help you or a family member qualify for nursing home care Medicaid. Consult with our Indiana Medicaid planning attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law today by calling (812) 268-8777 or contacting us online.

About The Authors

Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins co-author this blog with Thomas E. Hynes, a lawyer admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida who has a background in estate planning and elder law. Jeff and Jennifer are Trust & Estate Specialty Board Certified Indiana Trust & Estate Lawyers. They are also active members of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Jeff is also a member of the Illinois NAELA Chapter.

Both Hawkins are admitted to practice law in Indiana, and Jeff Hawkins is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

Jeff is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the Indiana Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and he served as the 2014-15 President of the Indiana State Bar Association.

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