After I apply, how long does it take to find out if I can be covered through Medicaid?

It may take up to 45 days after you apply. Incomplete applications may take longer. 

You can help the process go faster by: 

  • Applying online at ePASS and providing all information requested. If the application is incomplete, it may take longer to process. DSS will reach out to you if they do not have what is needed to complete your application, so be sure to respond to mail or phone calls. 
  • Keeping your contact information up-to-date in ePASS, so you don't miss important information about your Medicaid benefits.
    • Sign up for an enhanced ePASS account. An enhanced ePASS account allows you to keep your information updated without having to contact the local Department of Social Services (DSS) office

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1. Can I get Medicaid?
2. What information do I need to apply for Medicaid?
3. How do I apply for Medicaid?
4. How much does Medicaid cost me?
5. After I apply, how long does it take to find out if I can be covered through Medicaid?
6. Are immigrants now eligible for Medicaid?
7. Which doctors or dentists accept Medicaid?
8. How can I get a new Medicaid card?
9. What is the definition of disability?
10. Will Medicaid pay for my care in a nursing home?
11. My Mother needs to be placed in a Nursing Home. What can I do?
12. Where can I get an FL-2 form for the nursing home?
13. Can I get a check along with Medicaid?
14. Will the State take my home if I get Medicaid?