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 NY State of Health 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
  • Bank statements
  • Proof of address
  • 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?

No longer qualify?

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Choose how to renew



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Log in or create an account.
Complete and submit forms online.




By phone

Call the NY State of Health Customer Service Center at 1-855-355-5777, TTY 1-800-662-1220.



In person

You can also find in-person assistance in your area.
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