Adult Medicaid

The Adult Medicaid Program provides medical insurance to persons over the age of 65 and persons 64 years old and under with a disability. If you are under the age of 64 and do not have dependent children, you must be determined blind or disabled by Social Security Administration standards to qualify for Medicaid.

Eligibility
64 Years Old & Under
If you are eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, then you will automatically receive Medicaid. If you have SSI benefits and have not been enrolled in Medicaid, please contact the Grand County Department of Social Services.  If you do not have SSI benefits, you will need to apply for these benefits (through the Social Security Administration), in addition to applying for Medicaid.

65 Years Old & Older
If you are age 65 or older and eligible for SSI and/or Old Age Pension (OAP) state supplemental payments, you will be eligible for Medicaid.

How to Apply
Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or print an application online. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of identity (driver’s license, birth certificate, U.S. passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, verification of SSI benefits, pensions, etc.)
  • Proof of expenses (child support paid, rent / mortgage, medical costs, etc.)
  • Proof of resources (bank statements, individual retirement account {IRA} / stocks / bonds, life insurance and burial policies, etc.)

Spanish applications are available.    

Additionally, individuals 64 years old and younger, who have a disability,
need to complete the Medicaid Disability Application. A Spanish Medicaid Disability Application is available.

Application Process Period
Applications will be processed within 45-90 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

More Information
Visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website for more information.