Most people must have income within a certain limit to qualify for Minnesota Health Care Programs. Income that is counted toward the income limit can be from wages, self-employment, unemployment insurance, child support, Social Security and other sources. Income is always counted before taxes. It is important to tell us about all income you receive.
How much income can I have and qualify?
How much income you can have depends on your age, the program you qualify for and who lives with you. Select the category below that best describes you or your family for the income limits in effect from July1, 2012 through June 30, 2013:
Whose income counts?
Whose income counts depends on the program you qualify for and your relationship to the people who live with you. You need to tell us about your income and the income of your spouse, parents or guardians, stepparents, children and stepchildren. We may not count everyone’s income toward the limit. We will know whose income to count when we have all of your information.
Can I still get coverage if my income is more than the limit?
Some people can be over the income limit and still get coverage using a “spenddown.” A spenddown is like an insurance deductible. You pay for part of your medical expenses and Medical Assistance pays the rest. The chart below tells you if you can qualify for a spenddown.
Must have earned income of at least $65 per month
and meet the MA-EPD definition of employment.
** People who have Medicare cannot qualify for MinnesotaCare. If you do not have Medicare and qualify for Medical Assistance with a spenddown, MinnesotaCare may be an option to consider depending on what services you need. The cost to you may be less. A county worker can help you decide what is best for you.