Are immigrants now eligible for Medicaid?

Some non-U.S. citizens can get health coverage through Medicaid. To be eligible you must be: 

  • A person living in North Carolina
  • A non-citizen with qualified immigration status. Most people must wait five years. Qualified immigration status includes:
    • Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR/Green Card Holder) 
    • Asylees 
    • Refugees 
    • Cuban/Haitian entrants 
    • Paroled into the U.S. for at least one year 
    • Conditional entrant granted before 1980 
    • Battered non-citizens, spouses, children or parents 
    • Victims of trafficking and his or her spouse, child, sibling or parent or individuals with a pending application for a victim of trafficking visa 
    • Granted withholding of deportation 
    • Member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or American Indian born in Canada 
    • Citizens of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau who are living in one of the U.S. states or territories (referred to as Compact of Free Association or COFA migrants)

Non-citizens without documents who do not qualify for full health coverage under Medicaid may be able to get temporary coverage for emergency conditions that need to be treated in an emergency room.

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1. Can I get Medicaid?
2. What information do I need to apply for Medicaid?
3. How do I apply for Medicaid?
4. How much does Medicaid cost me?
5. After I apply, how long does it take to find out if I can be covered through Medicaid?
6. Are immigrants now eligible for Medicaid?
7. Which doctors or dentists accept Medicaid?
8. How can I get a new Medicaid card?
9. What is the definition of disability?
10. Will Medicaid pay for my care in a nursing home?
11. My Mother needs to be placed in a Nursing Home. What can I do?
12. Where can I get an FL-2 form for the nursing home?
13. Can I get a check along with Medicaid?
14. Will the State take my home if I get Medicaid?