DMAS is the Department of Medical Assistance Services.
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Medicaid and FAMIS have different financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. To be eligible for Medicaid or FAMIS, you must meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions for that program. Your application is a request for Medical Assistance. Your eligibility will be determined for all appropriate Medical Assistance programs, based on your age, income, financial resources, and other information.
To apply, complete an application form that you may request from the local office serving the city or county in which you live or you may complete and submit the Medicaid application online.
You will need to provide certain information when you apply. You will only be asked for the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you cannot send in some or all of the information with your application, you do not need to wait to apply. A checklist will be sent to you that tells you what information is needed.
For most people, your application should be processed within 45 calendar days from the date you apply. If you are pregnant, your application should be processed within 10 work days, if the eligibility worker has all of your required information.
If you are referred to the Disability Determination Services for a disability determination, your application will be processed with 90 calendar days, or as soon as possible after your disability determination is complete if the disability determination takes more than 90 days.
In most cases, medical services received during three months prior to the month you applied can be covered (if you are eligible). You will receive a written notice telling you whether or not you are eligible. If you are eligible, the notice will include the date your coverage will begin.
Yes, you may go to the following site for more information regarding the Medicaid application process and learn what is covered by the Medicaid Program.