Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind, or Disabled



Wisconsin's ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for the 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 type of Medicaid plan you may be eligible for depends on your income, assets, and type of care you need.


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.

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

Estate Recovery Program

The 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.

Personal Care Services for Fee-for-Service Medicaid

Personal care services are services that help with medically necessary daily activities so that a person can stay in his or her home. Medicaid members who get personal care services on a fee-for-service basis need to have their health and personal care needs assessed each year.

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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, including Family Planning Only Services and BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Services. For more information call Member Services at 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".

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Last Revised: April 17, 2017