Health Care & Medication

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) Spend-down Program - Missouri

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How can this program help me?

The MO HealthNet (Medicaid) Spend-down program lets you get MO HealthNet benefits even if your income is over the MO HealthNet program guidelines. It lets you spend down your income so that you meet the MO HealthNet income limits. The spend-down amount is the amount of income that is over the Medicaid limit. This amount is different for each person.

Each month, you will be eligible for MO HealthNet coverage after you have medical expenses that are greater than your spend-down amount (the amount your income is over the MO HealthNet income limit). You may also have the option to pay your spend-down amount to the State, like a health care premium.


How do I apply?

To apply for this program, print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office.

Frequently Asked Questions

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A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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