Medicaid is available in Iowa to low-income groups who meet eligibility requirements. They must be U.S. citizens or qualified legal aliens who live in Iowa and meet all the limits regarding their income and resources.
General Income Requirements for Iowa Medicaid
Medicaid eligibility income limits are based on percentages of federal poverty guidelines. Using the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) from 2009, income limits for emotionally disturbed children are set at 250% of the FPL, or $2,258 for one person. Income limits for parents with infants, pregnant women and childless adults are set at 200% of the FPL, or $1,806 per month for the first person.
Income Limits for Mothers with Children
Income limits for mothers with children ages 1 through 19 are set at 133% of the FPL, or $1,204 per month for the first person plus $312 for each child.
Income Limits for Parents and those with SSI
Iowa Medicaid income levels for working parents are set at 86% of the FPL, or $777 for the first person and $268 for each additional person. Income levels for those on Supplemental Security Income are set at 74% of the FPL, or $668 per month for the first person and $231 for each additional person. Income levels for non-working parents are set at 29% of the FPL, or $262 for the first person and $90 for each additional person.