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Wisconsin Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled

Wisconsin’s ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for elderly, blind or disabled provide health care for those who are:

  • Age 65 or older, blind or disabled,

  • With family income at or below the monthly program limit, and

  • Who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.

The Medicaid plan you are enrolled in depends on your income, assets, and type of care you need.


More information about the programs below can be found on the Medicaid publications page (link also available in left menu bar), or by clicking on the program name to be taken to the program's page.

Community Waivers help elderly, blind or disabled people live in their own homes or in the community, rather than a state institution or a nursing home.

Emergency Services Plan only covers medical services needed for the treatment of an emergency medical condition for documented and undocumented non-citizens.

Estate Recovery Program provides information about which members and programs are affected, how the recovery of an estate is made in order to collect repayment for certain services, and situations where repayment may not be recovered from an estate.

Family Care is a long term care program for groups who are elderly, people with physical disabilities or with developmental disabilities.

Medicaid Deductible plan can help if you have high medical bills and your income is over the Medicaid program income limits.

Medicaid Purchase Plan provides health care for people with disabilities who work.

Medicare Savings Programs (also called Medicare Premium Assistance) can help some people pay their Medicare Part A and B premiums, coinsurance and deductibles.

Tuberculosis (TB) Related Services help people who need treatment for tuberculosis.

Well Woman Medicaid Plan helps women who have been diagnosed with and are in need of treatment for breast and cervical cancer.

Other Information

Income Limits
Current income limits for ForwardHealth elderly, blind or disabled and long-term care plans.

Find Help in Your Area
Member contacts. Or call 1-800-362-3002 to contact a Disability Benefit Specialist or Elder Benefit Specialist at your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) or County Aging Office.

Other Health Care Programs

If you are not elderly, blind or disabled, and you are in need of health care coverage, you may be able to enroll in a BadgerCare Plus plan, including Family Planning Only Services and the BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Plan. For more information about BadgerCare Plus, go to or call 1-800-362-3002.

To see what programs you may be able to enroll in, visit and click on "Am I Eligible?" or go directly to "Apply for Benefits".

Equal Opportunities Information

Last Revised: September 11, 2014