​States that are known as “SSI Criteria” states are certain states that use Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility criteria (for aged, blind, disabled) for Medicaid. Per the Social Security Administration (SSA), these states could make their own Medicaid determinations or may ask the Social Security Administration (SSA) to do it. Individuals must apply to the state separately from their application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to determine Medicaid Eligibility.

Please see the list above to identify which states are known as “SSI Criteria” States and whether the state has medically needy programs for aged, blind, and disabled individuals.

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