Renewing your Medicaid benefits

What you need to know and do.

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What is Medicaid renewal?

It’s the way to see if you are eligible to keep getting Medicaid benefits for another year. The state will send you a notice saying you need to reapply for Medicaid, for most people it’s every 12 months.

The notice will tell you:

  • The date your documents are due
  • What information you need to give
  • What documents you need to send
  • Ways you can renew


What documents will I need?

It will depend on what applies to you, so check your notice. You may need to send copies of:

  • Your birth certificate or driver’s license/state ID
  • Pay stubs or tax returns
  • Proof of address
  • Bills for housing, utilities and other expenses
  • Medical records
  • Record of immigration status


What happens if I miss the renewal due date?

If you miss the renew due date, your benefits may end.


Where can I go if I have more questions?


Choose how to renew

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Create or log into your account. Complete and submit forms online.



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In person

Visit a local DCBS site. Find locations here. opens in a new tab

Be sure to take needed documents with you.


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By phone

Call the kynect Help Line: 1-855-4kynect (855-459-6328)



By mail

Mail or fax your completed, signed application to:

Kentucky Office of the Health Benefit and Information Exchange
P.O. Box 2104
Frankfort, KY 40602
Fax: 1-502-573-2005


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