If you are a recipient of Medical Assistance (MA) and have recently received a renewal of benefits packet from the PA Department of Public Welfare, you have 15 days to return the application. Anyone not returning the required information/forms included in the renewal packet by the provided deadline, will no longer receive benefits. Applications returned by the deadline will be processed for renewal.
Below is information about renewal.
What do I do if I received a packet?
Applications are mailed to a recipient’s address of record. If you received a MA benefits renewal package, you must return it by the deadline give or you will lose your benefits.
What do I need to send with my renewal application?
For your renewal application, you will need to submit:
- A recent bank statement,
- Cash value of life insurance and any other resources that may change, and
- The Authorization for Information (Pa-4) form.
Who can I contact for help with my packet or if I missed the deadline?
If you received a renewal packet and/or missed the return deadline, contact your caseworker immediately for help completing it.
What happens if I miss the return deadline?
If you do not return the renewal package by the deadline, you will no longer receive MA benefits. If this happens, your caseworker will give you 15-days advance notice before you stop losing benefits. You have the right to appeal during this time but your appeal must be signed and received in order to schedule the appeal.
Will I need to renew again next year?
Yes, renewals are required annually and you will need to submit current materials each year.