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What is Medicaid?
What are the income and resource limits?
Should you apply for Medicaid?
What services does Medicaid cover?
Will I have to pay for Medicaid?
What happens after you apply for Medicaid?
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What Happens After You Apply for Medicaid?

Once you complete an application for Medicaid, a Medicaid specialist will review your application. The specialist will contact you by telephone or mail if additional information is needed.

You will find out whether or not you are eligible for Medicaid within 45 days after you apply. You will receive a letter in the mail telling you whether or not you are eligible. (If you are disabled and your disability has to be determined, the process may take up to 90 days).

If you are eligible for Medicaid, you receive a Medicaid card shortly after an eligibility determination is made. Because the Medicaid card will be mailed to you, it is very important to let the metro change center or your caseworker (or the Social Security Administration, if you receive SSI) know your new address whenever you move, so that your correspondence will get to the right address.

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