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How Delaware Medicaid Benefits Work

Delaware Medicaid provides medical assistance to eligible Delaware low-income families and eligible aged, blind, and/or disabled people.

Delaware Medicaid provides medical assistance to eligible Delaware low-income families and to eligible aged, blind, and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.

Program Name Delaware Medicaid
Expanded Medicaid Yes
Website https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/
Phone 800-996-9969
Apply Online signup.assistselfservice.dhss.delaware.gov
Appeal a Denial (302) 255-9500
Find a Local Office Office Locations

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Delaware Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Delaware, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

You must also be one of the following:*

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older

* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,131
2 $23,169
3 $29,207
4 $35,245
5 $41,284
6 $47,322
7 $53,360
8 $59,398

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

Dental care (up to age 21) Medical transportation services
Doctor visits Mental health services
Home health care Physical therapy
Hospice care Prescriptions
Inpatient and outpatient hospital care Routine shots for children
Lab tests Substance abuse services
Medical equipment and supplies X-rays


In Delaware, parents have a $15 per month cap on out-of-pocket expenses from copayments.

Generic Drug Preferred Brand Name Drug Non-Preferred Brand Name Drug
$.50 – $3.00 $.50 – $3.00 $.50 – $3.00

Copays are not charged for the following:

  • Low-income children
  • Pregnancy-related care
  • Smoking cessation services

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