Renewing your Medicaid benefits


What you need to know and do.

Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program We Cover All Kids.

What is Medicaid renewal?

It’s the way to see if you are eligible to keep getting Medicaid benefits for another year. Your County Assistance Office will send you a notice saying you need to renew your Medicaid coverage, 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
  • 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?

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 Consumer Service Center for Health Care Coverage at 1-866-550-4355, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.



By mail

Complete the forms that were mailed to you. Return them in the postage-paid envelope that was sent with them.



Mobile app

Use the myCOMPASS PA App. Get it on Google Play or download on the App Store®.

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