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Medicaid is an income tested program.

Medicaid is a joint Federal and State program that provides payment for some medical costs for certain individuals who are older, have low incomes and limited assets, or are disabled. Coverage and eligibility vary from state to state, but most of your health care costs are covered if you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid recipients may also receive benefits such as nursing home care and outpatient prescription drugs.

For Medicaid assistance:

bulletContact your local Welfare office if you have questions or to request an application. The application is also available on the State of Nevada, Division of Welfare & Supportive Services' website.
bulletYou can also call the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for more information on Medicaid if you are also on Medicare.  The number is 486-3478 in Las Vegas or 1-800-307-4444 statewide.  

If you have Medicare and are slightly over the income guidelines for full Medicaid, you still might be eligible for Dual Eligibility. Click here to find out more at

Additional information on Medicaid for the State of Nevada
can be obtained from the following web sites:             

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