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Each state will determine if you qualify for a dual health plan. You are eligible for a Dual Special Needs plan if you qualify for Medicaid, receive Medicare Parts A and B (Original Medicare) benefits and if you live in the dual-eligible plan's coverage area. If you don't meet all the requirements, you may still be partially eligible for a D-SNP.
Medicare and Medicaid and disability
Do you automatically qualify for Medicaid if you have a disability? Find out about Medicaid and Medicaid disability requirements.
Who can qualify for a dual-eligible health plan or Dual Special Needs plan?
Dual-eligible health plans are for people on Medicare and Medicaid. See if you meet the requirements.
What type of plan am I eligible for?
Answer a few quick questions to see what type of plan may be a good fit for you.
Get your free dual plan guide
Find out what you need to know about Dual Special Needs plans in one, convenient guide.
What does it mean to be partial dual eligible?
If you’re partial dual eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, you may be able to get more benefits with a Dual Special Needs plan than with Original Medicare.
Full vs. partial dual eligibility — what’s the difference?
What’s the difference between full and partial dual eligibility, and how does cost sharing help reduce the cost of Medicare benefits?
Why Medicaid eligibility is needed for D-SNP coverage
Dual Special Needs plan (D-SNP) members need to keep their Medicaid coverage, or they could lose their dual health plan coverage.
If you get a dual health plan, do you lose your Medicaid benefits?
For people who have both Medicaid and Medicare, a dual health plan lets you keep all your Medicaid benefits, plus get extra Medicare benefits too.
Find plans in your area
Medicaid or dual-eligible plan benefits can change depending on where you live. Search using your ZIP code to find the right plan to meet your health care needs.