Three Steps to Qualify for Medicaid

The Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program (ICP) looks at three criteria tests to determine eligibility, which are technical, medical and financial.


These criteria include age, citizenship and residency requirements.


To obtain nursing home Medicaid benefits a person must be disabled, blind or at least 65

years of age or older. The assessment will be completed by the Department of Elder Affairs (Cares Unit).


This category includes income and asset limitations. Please refer to the Medicaid at a

Glance card or visit for the latest income and asset qualifying numbers. (Remember, most people may not initially fall within the income and asset guidelines without proper direction). Please call our office for a FREE consultation to learn more.