Who Gets Medicaid in Florida?

Description in bar chart form of income thresholds for Medicaid in Florida

Eligibility levels determine who can get Medicaid coverage in Florida. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) sets eligibility levels based on income and assets, as a percentage of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).  For children, parents and pregnant women, only 95 percent of household income is considered in the calculation.

Florida has restrictive Medicaid eligibility requirements as measured by the federal poverty level:

  • Working parents cannot have income higher than 30 percent of federal poverty level (FPL) or $7,275 for a family of four to b eligible for the state Medicaid.
  • Disabled adults are not eligible for Medicaid if their income is higher than 88% of the FPL or $21,340 for a family of four
  • Childless adults are not eligible for Medicaid in Florida, irrespective of their income level.