What Is the Texas Medicaid Eligibility Verification Process?


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Once a person has applied for Medicaid in Texas, the verification process involves an online search to confirm facts written in the application. If the Texas Health and Human Services Commission cannot find the information online, it may ask the applicant to send copies of needed documents.

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An applicant can click on Should I Apply in the toolbar at the top of the YourTexasBenefits.com homepage to access a short survey to determine Medicaid eligibility. The survey asks questions about the applicant and his dependents, benefits they already receive and medical information, as well as the home's income, resources and expenses. The form gives an estimate of benefits the applicant and his dependents are eligible for. To apply officially, the applicant clicks on Apply for Benefits, fills in all necessary information and uploads all requested forms.

To verify information received in the application, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission may ask for documents proving the applicant's identity, income, expenses and assets. The documents may include birth records, photo identification, bills, pay checks and bank statements. The applicant can upload requested documents or send them by mail or fax. The commission may also schedule the applicant for an interview. Once the application is approved, the applicant and his dependents receive Medicaid cards.

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