Medical Assistance for Children in Foster Care Renewals

Medical Assistance for children in foster care (MA-FC) must be renewed every 12 months.

A child’s eligibility for MA-FC must be renewed without requiring information or paperwork from the child or foster family. No renewal form or verifications are gathered.

The child's continued placement in foster care must be confirmed with the child's case manager as a condition of ongoing eligibility under this basis. Contact information for the child and case manager must also 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