Starting in one month, I'll be an unemployed NYS graduate student living completely off of loans. Am I eligible for family health plus/medicaid?
This fall, I'll be beginning an unfunded PhD. at a SUNY school. The problem is that the health insurance fee is $3000 a semester, and I cannot afford that even with the loans UB provided me with. Based on SUNY regulations, I cannot attend classes without health insurance. I was wondering if I could qualify for medicaid or family health plus? Has anyone here received public health care as a graduate student?
+ Single household, 22K in loans but 10k of that is eaten up by tuition with another 3k in fees.
+ I currently have a temporary job that pays 10.50/hr. It's 40 hrs a week, but it's very sporadic. As of August 5th, the job will end for the year.
+ I was told I do not currently qualify for any New York state funded program.
+ I currently do not have health insurance.
+ I will have a full time course load, and I'm desperately trying to find a job out in Buffalo.
My other question is how I would go about applying for medicaid/FHP. Should I go as soon as my job ends? I currently reside on the Massachusetts/NYS line and I'll be making the move out to Buffalo on August 15th. What county should I apply in?
I found a similar question here
, but that involves Massachusetts. I will call my local medicaid office, but should I call the Buffalo medicaid office first?