To be potentially eligible for any Medicaid coverage, an individual must be in a category addressed by a cash assistance program, such as the aged, blind and disabled (or
as a member of a family with dependent children as defined in the Aid to Families
with Dependent Children (AFDC) program). Individuals who do not belong to a covered category cannot get Medicaid.
Medicaid is a cost-shared, Federal-State program. There are other types of medical
assistance programs that are not cost-shared under title XIX of the Act. Those are
EXAMPLE: A State may provide medical assistance to individuals who receive general assistance
who are not eligible for SSI. Information about medical assistance which is not Medicaid
may be available to the field office (FO) from materials issued by the regional office (RO) or local sources. FO"s refer individuals for all types of medical assistance that
may be available, not just Medicaid.