Applicants are able to check their Medicaid status in Florida by logging into the MyACCESS account they created when they applied online for benefits, reports the Florida Department of Children and Families. Alternatively, if they submitted a paper application, they are able to phone the ACCESS Florida automated response system.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to register with ACCESS Florida and submit an application for Medicaid on the website, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Processing the application takes up to 30 days. ACCESS Florida informs applicants by phone within five days if they need to appear for an interview or provide documentation to prove citizenship or eligible noncitizenship, identity, and earned and unearned income for all household members. Within two to three weeks of approval, all eligible applicants receive a Medicaid gold card by mail, and ineligible applicants receive a notice detailing the reasons for the denial of benefits.
Applicants are also able to download and print out an application for Medicaid from the ACCESS Florida website and fax, mail or deliver it in person to a Department of Children and Families customer service center, states the Florida Department of Children and Families. Alternatively, they can obtain a form and go through the complete application process at a customer service center. The phone number of the automated response system where applicants are able to check on their application status is available on the ACCESS Florida website at MyFLFamilies. Individuals must provide their Social Security numbers and birthdates when accessing case information.