MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for Seniors

MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for Seniors provides medical care for persons who are 65 years of age or older and meet other eligibility requirements. If you’ve already enrolled, go to MO ​HealthNet for assistance using your benefits or finding a doctor.

How do I get help?

After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Family Support Division. If you are eligible for services, you will be issued a “MO HealthNet Identification Card,” and explanation of the medical services available to you.

There is no cash grant with this program.

Already applied for MO HealthNet? Check the status of your application.

Who is eligible?

Any person who:

  • is 65 years of age or older;
  • lives in Missouri and intends to remain;
  • is a United States citizen or an eligible qualified non-citizen;
  • if single, owns cash, securities, or other total non-exempt resources with a value of less than $1000; or, if married and living with their spouse, individually or together $2000 or less.

    NOTE: Exempt resources include the home in which the participant or the participant’s spouse or dependents live, one automobile, household goods and certain other property. If a disabled child under age 18 is living with his parents, the non-exempt resources of the parents will be included in the eligibility determination;

  • has net income less than $834 per month for an individual or $1129 for a couple for benefits to be received at no cost.

    NOTE: If the monthly income exceeds this amount, the participant may become eligible when their incurred medical expenses reduce their monthly income below this limit.

    See Spend Down information on the Missouri Medicaid Audit & Compliance site

  • is not a resident of a public, private, or endowed institution except a public medical institution.