Adult Medicaid is health insurance for low-income individuals, seniors, and people with disabilities. Eligibility is based on your family's monthly income and resources that are owned. To receive Medicaid for disability or blindness, you must be evaluated by a doctor. Adult Medicaid covers individuals living at home in a Private Living Arrangement (PLA) or individuals in Long Term Care (LTC) living arrangements. The Medicare Savings Program is limited assistance Adult Medicaid program for individuals enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B. The Medicare Savings Program can help pay for Medicare premiums, coinsurance, and deductibles.
Applying for Adult Medicaid & Long Term Care Programs:
- Apply online at NC ePass.
- Apply at Carteret County DSS at 210 Craven Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. Applications are taken between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
- Mail-in Application to Carteret County DSS at 210 Craven Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. Applications can be downloaded here.
- Request that an application be mailed to you by calling (252) 728-3181
Medicaid Recertification (renewal)
- Fact Sheet: How NC Medicaid Eligibility Recertification Works (English)
- Hoja informativa: Cómo funciona la recertificación de elegibilidad de Medicaid de Carolina del Norte (Spanish)
ATTENTION MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: NOTICE OF CLASS OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF FRANKLIN v. KINSLEY
Franklin et al. v. Kinsley, formerly known as Hawkins et al. v. Cohen, is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017. This case was certified by the Court as a class action lawsuit on behalf of N.C. Medicaid beneficiaries.
Please find attached copy of the "Notice to Class of Proposed Settlement of Franklin v. Kinsley." Below are both the English and Spanish versions of the Franklin et al. v. Kinsley, formerly known as Hawkins et al. v. Cohen.
PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF FRANKLIN et al. v. KINSLEY (English and Spanish) (Published 11.08.2022 8:56 a.m.)
Long Term Care Medicaid
Medicaid helps pay for medically necessary nursing home care for a Medicaid eligible person in a nursing home or an intermediate care facility for those with intellectual disabilities.
Medicaid for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled
You may be eligible for Medicaid if you are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on your family's monthly income and the amount of resources you own.
Medicaid for Community Alternatives Program
Pays cost of in-home nursing care for clients wishing to remain in the home instead of going to a nursing facility.
Medicare Qualified Beneficiaries (MQB)
MQB provides payment of the Medicare premium for those beneficiaries who have Medicare B and who meet program income and reserve guidelines. Under this program, Medicare recipients who meet the income limit for Medicaid but are over reserve receive Medicaid benefits to pay deductibles and co-payments for Medicare covered services.
Financial assistance and medical assistance for residents of rest homes or adult care homes who meet specified income requirements.