A Primer on Using Medicaid for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Tenants in Permanent Supportive Housing. 2.4. Summary


This chapter has reviewed basic guidelines for Medicaid eligibility that apply regardless of a person's housing status. These include the traditional bases for categorical eligibility--belonging to the Covered Families and Children population or the Aged, Blind, and Disabled population. It went on to describe strategies to facilitate enrollment for people experiencing chronic homelessness or living in PSH, and also examined ways to help people qualify for SSI and thus establish categorical eligibility for Medicaid.


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