PM 06-36-00: Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS)

WAG 06-36-00

New Manual textNoncitizen individuals who are not otherwise eligible for medical benefits, and who are aged 65 and over, may qualify for medical benefits. This is an entirely State funded health benefits program and eligibility for Federally funded Medicaid must be evaluated first.

Individuals under this program are exempt from Social Security Number requirements.

Note: NEW Enrollment in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS) program was paused effective November 6, 2023, at 5 p.m.