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10 Questions About Medicaid Answered

9. How Do I Apply for Medicaid?

Start by going to Use the drop down menu under "State Profiles" to find your state. You'll see a link to your state Medicaid web site.

From your state site, you may find a few different ways to apply:

  • Download and print an application to fill out and mail, fax, or drop off in person.
  • Apply online.

You may need documents that show your income, home address, and other details.

10. How Long Will My Medicaid Benefits Last?

Your benefits will last as long as you remain eligible.

If you get a new job or move to a different state, you need to report it -- usually within 10 days. Talk with a representative at the Medicaid office about how these changes will affect your coverage.

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