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Using Medicaid in a Different State

Medicaid Transfer State-to-State.

Moving out of state.

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For those who are moving out of state, and needing to transfer their Medicaid benefits, you may want to plan carefully to avoid losing coverage. Using Medicaid in a different state not as simple as you may think. Complicating matters is the fact that someone cannot be eligible for Medicaid in two states at the same time.

Old State Reporting Requirements

If you have serious health issues and are on Medicaid, it is important to plan carefully in order to avoid losing coverage. Be sure to follow the rules carefully or you may find yourself without necessary health care.

In the state you are moving from, you must report that you have moved. Be sure  to plan this carefully as if you report ahead of time and end up not moving, you will have to apply for coverage all over again.

Application Process

When you arrive at your new home, you must apply for Medicaid in the state you currently reside in. Be sure to call the state Medicaid office before you move to plan accordingly.

Eligibility Guidelines

Medicaid is a state-run program which means that eligibility requirements vary from one state to the next. You may qualify in your old state but not in the new one. Research eligibility requirements ahead of time.

Can I Transfer?


Because Medicaid is administered by individual states, you cannot transfer coverage from one state to another. Also, the new state cannot open Medicaid for you until the old case is closed, which sometimes cannot occur until the end of the  month in which you reported your move.

For questions, or more information,contact the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services or call 1-855-937-2372.

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