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Is it possible to have Medicare and Medicaid?

You may find yourself wondering if you qualify for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. If you are a senior with medical needs and are living on a small income, you may qualify.

Qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid is called dual eligibility. Those that are eligible for both programs are usually low-income adults over the age of 65, or a low-income individual with a disability. This dual eligibility can be quite confusing and for that reason, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) try to ensure that each program works with the other efficiently and effectively.

CMS offers an extensive collection of resources for those searching for information on how to co-ordinate their benefits. You can find that collection here.

If you still have more questions about your eligibility contact an insurance agent. They are trained in helping individuals like you.