Medical Assistance Northstar Kinship Assistance Renewals

Medical Assistance for children who receive Northstar Kinship Assistance (MA-NKA) must be renewed every 12 months.

Children receiving the MA-NKA basis of eligibility who continue to meet all eligibility factors must have MA eligibility automatically renewed without having to complete a renewal form.

Contact information for the child and relative custodian must be confirmed at renewal to ensure ongoing MA eligibility for the child.

When Eligibility Ends at Renewal

Changes reported during an enrollee’s renewal may affect an MA enrollee's basis of eligibility. Enrollees who lose eligibility under one basis must be redetermined for all health care programs they are potentially eligible for, without interruption in their coverage. See EPM Change in Circumstances for more information.

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.916

Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.056, subdivision 7a