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Medicaid eligibility rules are changing. Beginning January 1, 2014 new rules will be in place. How we determine the household composition and income counting will be different, and it may or may not impact your eligibility. If you are not currently receiving Medicaid benefits please visit apply.scdhhs.gov to find out about your options.

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Healthy Connections (Medicaid) Program Income Charts

The Healthy Connections (Medicaid) program provides coverage under many different eligibility categories with varying income requirements. More than one income table may be applicable if more than one eligibility category appears to be appropriate.

FAMILY SIZE

MONTHLY INCOME

(Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

ANNUAL INCOME

(Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

Resources

(Eff. 01/01/ 2020 )

1

2

$1,064

$1,437

$ 12,760

$ 17,240

$ 7,860

$ 11,800

 

 

FAMILY SIZE

MONTHLY INCOME

(Eff. 03/01/2019)

ANNUAL INCOME

(Eff. 03/01/2019)

1

$2,082.00

$24,980.00

2

$2,819.00

$33,820.00

3

$3,555.00

$42,660.00

4

$4,292.00

$51,500.00

5

$5,029.00

$60,340.00

6

$5,765.00

$69,180.00

7

$6,502.00

$78,020.00

8

$7,239.00

$86,860.00

Each Additional Member

$737.00

$8,840.00

 

 

Income Limit: 

(300% of the Federal Benefit Rate-FBR)
January 1, 2019

 

Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

Individual

$2,313

 

 

 

 

 

Family Size

Eff. 03/01/ 2020

Monthly Income

Annual Income

1

2,062.86

24,754.40

2

2,787.13

33,445.60

3

3,511.40

42,136.80

4

4,235.66

50,828.00

5

4,959.93

59,519.20

6

5,684.20

68,210.40

7

6,408.46

76,901.60

8

7,132.73

85,592.80

Each Additional Member

724.26

8,691.20

 

 

Income is not considered for this coverage group.

 

 

Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

1 (Individual)

$2,349

Spousal Allocation

$3,216.00

 

 

Family income cannot exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

Additionally, an applicant’s resources and assets cannot exceed the following thresholds:

Primary Residence (the home you live in)

  • $35,000 limit on equity value
  • A family farm of 50 acres or less on which the applicant or his family has lived for at least 25 years is excluded from resources.

Personal Property

  • Equity interest in real property and taxable personal property (such as motor vehicles) cannot exceed a combined total value of $6,000

Liquid Assets

  • Assets in cash cannot exceed $500

An applicant with excess liquid assets may establish eligibility by spending the family's excess liquid assets on valid debts such as rent/mortgage, utilities and medical expenses.

 

 

Income Limit: 

Monthly Net Income Limit may not exceed $1,456 per month. The individual’s resources must not exceed $2,000.

 

 

Family Size

Monthly Income

  (Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

1

659.26

2

890.73

3

1,122.20

4

1,353.66

5

1,585.13

6

1,816.60

7

2,048.06

8

2,279.53

Each Additional Member

231.46

 

 

Family Size

Monthly Income (Effective 3/1/ 2020 )

1

2,211.73

2

2,988.26

3

3,764.80

4

4,541.33

5

5,317.86

6

6,094.40

7

6,870.93

8

7,647.46

Each Additional Member

776.53

 

 

Family Size

Eff. 03/01/ 2020

Monthly Income

Annual Income

1

2,062.86

24,754.40

2

2,787.13

33,445.60

3

3,511.40

42,136.80

4

4,235.66

50,828.00

5

4,959.93

59,519.20

6

5,684.20

68,210.40

7

6,408.46

76,901.60

8

7,132.73

85,592.80

Each Additional Member

724.26

8,691.20

 

 

FAMILY SIZE

MONTHLY INCOME

(Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

ANNUAL INCOME

(Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

Resources

(Eff. 01/01/ 2020 )

1

2

$1,064

$1,437

$ 12,760

$ 17,240

$ 7,860

$ 11,800

 

 

Family Size

SLMB

120%

(Eff. 03/01/2020 )

QI

135%

(Eff. 03/01/2020 )

1 (Individual)

1,276

1,436

2 (Couple)

1,724

1,940

 

 

 

Family Size

Monthly Income

(Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

Annual Income

(Eff. 03/01/ 2020 )

1

2,659.00

31,900.00

2

3,592.00

43,100.00

3

4,525.00

54,300.00

4

5,459.00

65,500.00

5

6,392.00

76,700.00

6

7,325.00

87,900.00

7

8,259.00

99,100.00

8

9,192.00

110,300.00

Each Additional Member

934.00

11,200.00

For family sizes over 8, add the amount shown for each additional person to income limit for 8.

If applicant's household meets income requirement of 250% FPL, it must also be determined whether the applicant has unearned income equal to or less than 100% FPL.
 
Applicant’s Unearned Income (Eff. 03/01/2020)
Monthly Income $1,064
Annual Income $12,760

 

 

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