When you fill out an application for Nevada Health Link coverage, you'll be asked several questions about disabilities.
If you have one or more of these conditions, you're considered disabled:
- You're blind, deaf, or hard of hearing.
- You get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI).
- You have a physical, cognitive, intellectual, or mental health condition, which causes one or more of these:
- Difficulty doing errands like visiting a doctor's office or shopping.
- Serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
- Difficulty walking or climbing stairs.
For a child, these conditions are considered disabilities:
- They have limited ability to do the things most children of the same age can do.
- They need or use more health care than is usual for most children of the same age.
- They get special education services or services under a Section 504 plan.
What happens if you indicate you're disabled
If you don’t qualify for Medicaid based on your disability, you may still be eligible based on your income or you may qualify for a tax credit.
You should still indicate that you’re disabled even if you’re not sure if the State of Nevada will consider you eligible for Medicaid based on your disability. This will help make sure you get the most help available.
If you say you’re disabled, but the State of Nevada determines you either don’t qualify for Medicaid based on your income or determines that you don’t have a qualifying disability, you can still buy health coverage through Nevada Health Link. Plans can’t deny you coverage or charge you more because of your disability.
If you don’t indicate you’re disabled, we won’t send your application to the State of Nevada's Medicaid office because of a disability, but we may send it later in the process if we think you’ll qualify based on your income.