Length of Time for Medicaid Approval

Last updated: May 20, 2024
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Anonymous asked 5 years ago

How long does it take to get approved for Medicaid?

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medicaidplanner Staff answered 5 years ago

While the federal guideline for Medicaid approval is 45 days (90 days if a disability determination must be made), the length of time to get approved by Medicaid can vary quite a bit based on the state in which one resides. Although unusual, it is possible for the approval process to be as short as a few days. However, in most cases, the determination process typically takes between 45 and 90 days. Note that this timeframe is for applicants who have provided all of the required supporting documentation, such as banking statements, and are responsive should the Medicaid agency need anything else. In practical terms, it can often take applicants weeks (or longer) gathering documentation prior to submitting their actual application. Learn more about the application process.

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