Medicaid Hawaii is called Med-Quest . Medicaid in Hawaii provides programs for elderly, disabled, children, families and pregnant women in need of medical services. Hawaii is similar to other states in that they receive federal funds in order to serve these different populations.

Once you have determined which agency that you should apply to for Medicaid Hawaii , you will need to fill out an application. Here are the different populations that are eligible for Medicaid in Hawaii:

Families who are eligible for AFDC based upon income

Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Babies of that are born to mothers who are Medicaid-eligible pregnant women;

Children who are under the age of 6 whose family income is at or below

133 percent of the federal poverty level

Children ages 6-18 whose family income is up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level

Those receiving adoption assistance

Foster care children

Those receiving Medicare benefits

In order to qualify for Medicaid Hawaii you must

  • Live in Hawaii
  • Be in the U.S. legally or be a citizen
  • Meet the income requirements as well as the age requirements for the particular Hawaii Medicaid Programs
  • In some cases you must meet medical criteria
  • Pregnant mothers must be medically certified

There are certain income and resources requirements that a person or family must meet to receive benefits and there a maximum amounts of income that an individual or a family be allowed to have in order to qualify.

The Medicaid worker will need to verify income and resources when a person applies for Medicaid.

Some examples of income are:

Wages and tips

Dividends and interest


Social Security

Child support or alimony payments

Pensions or Retirements

Veterans Benefits

Contact and application information is available on their website or at the following phone numbers: On Oahu:
From the Neighbor Islands (toll free): 1-800-316-8005
TTY Statewide Toll Free: 1-800-603-1201 V/TTY
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