Arizona Medicaid Eligibility


Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS) Income Guidelines

To qualify for Medicaid in Arizona, individuals, families, and children must meet certain criteria designated by the state. In Arizona, low-income individuals with or without children are able to apply for Medicaid as long as they have income at or below poverty level. Though AHCCCS is open to adults without children, the enrollment for the year 2012 is currently closed, indicating limited placement availability.

The most common groups of eligible groups are listed by the percentage of total family income in relation to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). AHCCCS, Arizona Medicaid, is a state-run program with various plans to aid low-income individuals, families, children, pregnant women, and other uninsured individuals. Health care services provided through Medicaid are free or low cost to those who qualify, which includes low-income Medicare beneficiaries, as well as recipients of SSI and TANF benefits.

Group                                       Income (percent of FPL)

Infant                                                    140%

Child age 1-5                                        133%

Child age 6-19                                      100%

Parent (unemployed)                            100%

Parent (employed)                                106%

Childless Adult (unemployed)               100%

Childless Adult (employed)                   110%

Pregnant Women                                  150%

Single Aged/Blind/Disabled                   100%

Aged/Blind/Disabled Couple                  100%


Other Eligible Groups

  • Families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries
  • Disabled individuals who no longer qualify for SSI benefits
  • Low-income Medicare recipients
  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program: Medicaid pays your Medicare monthly premium, deductibles, and coinsurance if your income is below the poverty level.
  • Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program: Medicaid pays your monthly premiums only if your income is below 120% FPL.
  • Medically Needy program: Medicaid for those who have high medical expenses that when subtracted from your income deem you eligible for Medicaid.


Federal Poverty Level 2012




AHCCCS Medicaid Online Application

AHCCS Eligibility Policy Manual