Medicaid for adults

(for example, adults over 60, receiving SSI, in a hospital or nursing home, with mental illness, or disabled)

A person may be able to get Medicaid if they are:

18 or older and has been in a hospital for 30 or more days in a row

Someone 18 or over who has been in a hospital or rehabilitation/nursing facility for 30 or more days in a row may be able to get Medicaid.  The person cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from employment, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2,000 in resources for a single person.  (Sharla) Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.

If the person is not already getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application.

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

18 through 64 and physically disabled

People may be able to get Medicaid if they are: 1) 18 through 64 and physically disabled, or 2) 65 or over and has trouble with daily activities.

The person cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from work, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  If the applicant has more than $2022 per month in income, they may have to create an income trust in order to get Medicaid.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a single person.  If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.

If the person is not already getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application.

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Regardless of the person’s age, everyone has to meet with someone who will determine the medical level of care.

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

18 or older and is institutionalized, for example in a nursing facility

Someone 18 or over who is in a medical or nursing facility may be able to get Medicaid.  The person cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from employment, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  If the applicant has more than $2022 per month in income, they may have to create an income trust in order to get Medicaid. The applicant also cannot have more than $2,000 in resources for a single person. If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.

If the person is not already getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application.

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Also the person will have to meet with someone who will determine the medical level of care (this could be someone at the nursing home that you have already met with).

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

65 or over and has trouble with daily activities

People may be able to get Medicaid if they are: 1) 18 through 64 and physically disabled, or 2) 65 or over and has trouble with daily activities.

The person cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from work, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  If the applicant has more than $2022 per month in income, they may have to create an income trust in order to get Medicaid.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a single person.  If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.

If the person is 18 through 64, they have to be getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Regardless of the person’s age, everyone has to meet with someone who will determine the medical level of care.

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

18 or over with a disability and lost SSI because they started getting Social Security benefits from a parent

A disabled person 18 or over may be able to get Medicaid if they lost their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because they began to receive Social Security benefits from a parent.  Social Security has to determine before that person is 22 that they are disabled and will continue to be eligible for SSI if the Social Security benefit from their parents are disregarded.  If you are already getting SSI, you do not have to fill out an application.

50 through 64 disabled widows/widowers and lost SSI and/or Colorado Supplement because they started getting Social Security benefits as a disabled widow/widower

A disabled widow/widower 50 through 64 may be able to get Medicaid if they lost Supplemental Security Income (SSI)and/or SSI Supplement because they started getting Social Security benefits from their husband/wife.  The person can get Medicaid until they are able to get Medicare.  The person cannot have more than $674 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from work, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a single person or $3000 for a couple (married or common–law married).  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.  If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.

If you are already getting SSI, you do not have to fill out an application.

18 or older and lost SSI or Old Age Pension because of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) or a COLA received by a spouse

A person who lost Supplemental Security Income (SSI)or Old Age Pension (OAP) because of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) or a COLA their husband/wife got may be able to get Medicaid.  The person cannot have more than $674 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from work, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a  single person or $3000 for a couple (married or common–law married).  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.  If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.

If you are already getting SSI, you do not have to fill out an application.

16 through 64 with a brain injury

People 16 through 64 with a brain injury may be able to get Medicaid.  If the child is 16 through 18, then their parents’ income & resources count.  The applicant cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from employment, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2,000 in resources for a single person or $3,000 for a couple (married or common–law married).  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.  If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.

Everyone has to fill out the general application.

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Also the person will have to meet with someone who will determine the medical level of care required.

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

Any age and have HIV/AIDS

People with HIV/AIDS may be able to get Medicaid.  The applicant cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from employment, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a single person or $3000 for a couple (married or common –law married).  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments. If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.

If the person is not already getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Also the person will have to meet with someone who will determine the medical level of care required.

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

18 or older with mental illness

People 18 or over with mental illness may be able to get Medicaid.  The person cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from work, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  If the applicant has more than this income limit, then the applicant will have to create an income trust in order to become and remain eligible.  The person also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a single person. If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.

If the person is not already getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Also the person will have to meet with someone who will determine the medical level of care required.

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

If you would like information on mental illness and how to receive support for yourself and your family, you can contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness by visiting their website or calling them at (800) 950-6264.”

18 or older with developmental disabilities who lives in the community.

In order to receive this special Medicaid, someone will have to first contact the Community Center Board .  People 18 or over with a developmental disability may be able to get Medicaid.  The person cannot have more than $2022 a month in income.  Examples of income are money you get from work, child support, unemployment or Social Security.  If the applicant has more than this income limit, then the applicant will have to create an income trust in order to become and remain eligible.  This income trust cannot be combined with any other bank accounts.  The applicant also cannot have more than $2000 in resources for a single person.  If the applicant is married, the spouse may be able to keep some additional resources.  Examples of resources are money in your bank accounts, or your retirement plans or investments.

If the person is not already getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) , they have to fill out the  if they are under 65. Please also complete a  release form for all your doctors and medical providers.
Everyone has to fill out the general application

You can get an application three ways:

  1. print one off from State Apply For Financial Benefits
  2. pick-up an application at the Douglas County Human Services office, or
  3. have an application mailed to you by calling the Douglas County Human Services office at 303.688.4825.

Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to receive Medicaid.

There is a wait list for this program.  The State of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing maintains the wait list.  The Douglas County Department of Human Services can not move people up on the wait list.  You will get a letter from the State of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing when your name is close to the top of the wait list.


Anyone who is already has Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will get Medicaid.  This is not the same as Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).  If the person applied for SSI but it hasn’t been approved, they are not able to get Medicaid yet.

Anyone who has SSI or just received their SSI approval letter can get the Medicaid started by faxing, mailing, or dropping off a copy of the approval letter to the Department of Human Services.  In addition to the approval letter, be sure to give the Department the person’s date of birth and home phone number.  Be sure that you forward the most current address if it is not correct on the approval letter.

Additional Resources

  • Health Insurance

    Coloradans will have several options to apply for insurance that will begin as early as January 2014. To find out if you can get Medicaid or financial assistance to purchase insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace apply online, in person, by mail or over the phone.

Human Services

4400 Castleton Court 
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.688.4825

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Directions

Fax Numbers:

Adult Protection

Fax: 877.285.8988

Adult Services

Fax: 877.285.8988

Child Care Assistance

Fax: 720.240.0008

Child Support Services

Fax: 303.374.2971

Child Welfare Referrals

(Foster Care, Abuse, Adult Protection)
Fax: 877.285.8988

Financial Assistance

Fax: 877.285.8988

Food Assistance

Fax: 877.285.8988

Human Services Administration

Fax: 877.285.8988

Medical Assistance

Fax: 877.285.8988