You can apply for Medicaid in Minnesota in several ways, including the online application or by mailing in Form DHS-6696. If you are 65 or over, Medical Assistance recommends submitting a paper application at your county or tribal office. You can request a paper application to be sent to your home through the mail by calling either (651) 431-2670 or (800) 657-3739.
If you need help filing your application, you can ask for assistance from an intake worker at your tribal office or county human assistance office. You can also call (800) 333-2433 to ask for advice from a case manager at Senior LinkAge. Be sure to have the necessary information available before you call or start to fill out your paper application.
Information You Will Need
Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program requires verification of some information before you can be approved for benefits. Basic information needed to establish your eligibility for assistance includes identity documents and proof of income and assets. To verify these, your worker may ask you for:
- A government-issued ID, which may be a license to drive or another state ID card
- A copy of your home’s title, as well as similar documents for any vehicles or investment properties you own
- Verified copies of your investment portfolio, including employer-provided IRA or 401(k) accounts
Program staff also have to verify your income over the 5-year look-back period. This can be done by submitting these documents:
- Paystubs or other proof of income
- Bank statements and/or copies of canceled checks you’ve written above $500 during the prior 60 months
- A verification letter stating your monthly Social Security benefit amount
- Tax returns for the last 5 years
As a normal part of the intake and application process, you may be asked for any one or several of these documents. Speak with your worker about any trouble you’re having in obtaining the needed verification. You may be able to submit alternate documents to establish your citizenship, residency and financial eligibility.