PA Medicaid provides payment for
health care services on behalf of eligible low-income persons and
individuals with limited income and high medical expenses.
Pennsylvania Medicaid Payments
are made directly to the health care providers. In some cases, persons
may qualify for payment of medical services that were provided up to
three months before the month in which a Medicaid application was
Anyone who receives the following
benefits is automatically eligible for Medicaid without filing a
- Temporary Assistance for Needy
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- General Assistance (GA)
- Refugee Cash Assistance
- State Blind Pension
- State Subsidized Adoption
- Title IV-E Foster Care
- Received TANF for at least three
months of the previous six months prior to losing eligibility
because of an increase in income from employment or the receipt of
child support. Medicaid under these circumstances is limited to not
more than 12 months for employment income and not more than 4 months
due for support.
Those not listed above need to complete
and submit an application for Pennsylvania Medicaid.