In response to COVID-19 and the federal Public Health Emergency, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) suspended all Medicaid redeterminations. Since June 1, 2020, benefits have continued without the MDHHS confirming that a Medicaid recipient is still eligible for benefits based on assets and income.
The federal Public Health Emergency will end on May 11, 2023. This means that the Medicaid redetermination process will be reinstated. The redetermination process is an annual re-evaluation of Medicaid eligibility to determine if someone who is on Medicaid will continue to be eligible for benefits. This is normally completed by submitting a paper renewal form and supporting documentation each year by a specific deadline.
A February 15, 2023 notice reports that renewals for Medicaid will take place monthly starting in June, 2023. Monthly redetermination notices will be sent three months prior to the benefit recipient’s renewal date starting with June renewal dates. You can check the renewal month for a benefit recipient and confirm the address, phone number and email address are up to date at Michigan.gov/MIBridges.
If you receive a beneficiary eligibility renewal packet and would like our assistance completing the packet, please contact us as soon as possible when you receive the packet as there is a limited window of time to complete the redetermination.
Finally, please remember that if a Medicaid recipient has been on benefits for over one year, the Medicaid recipients’ total countable assets (which does not include a home or vehicle) must be under $2,000 at least one day each month.
We are committed to doing our best to help you navigate through this process. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or via phone to our Medicaid paralegals at (616) 392-1821.