Renewing your Medicaid or CHIP benefits


What you need to know and do.

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What is Medicaid or CHIP renewal?

It’s the way to see if you are eligible to keep getting Medicaid or CHIP benefits for another year. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will send you a notice saying you need to reapply for Medicaid or CHIP, 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



Go to opens in a new tab. Create or log into your account. Complete and submit forms online.



By phone

Dial 2-1-1 to reach Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Or call 1-877-541-7905.



By mail

Complete paperwork that was mailed to you and send it back in the reply envelope provided.



Mobile app

Use the Your Texas Benefits App. Get it on Google Play or download on the App Store®.

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