Medicaid recipients are required to renew their eligibility (also called a “redetermination”) every 12 months. In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the State Department of Health (MDH) has extended the deadlines for renewal of Medicaid eligibility for Maryland recipients whose redetermination deadlines are coming up soon. This includes Long Term Care cases.  


  • Redetermination Deadlines set for March 31, 2020, have been extended by 2 months. Renewals that were due to be completed on March 31 are extended to May 31, 2020.

  • Redetermination Deadlines set for April 31, 2020, are extended by 1 month, so cases that were due to be completed on April 30 are also extended to May 31, 2020


Even though these deadlines have been extended, MDH nonetheless encourages you to complete your renewal as soon as possible. You do not need to wait for the deadline to file for redetermination.


If you are required to renew your Medicaid benefits, you should already have received a letter from MDH with instructions on how to renew using Maryland Health Connection.  


If you need additional information, call the Maryland Health Connection Call Center at 1-855-642-8572 (TTY: 1-855-642-8573).  If you call, you should expect long wait times due to increased call volume during the COVID-19 emergency. 


Please note: This extension does not apply to:

  • Applications awaiting documentation;

  • Applications that are reaching the end of the six-month consideration period;

  • Medicaid participants who reported a change in circumstances and/or are no longer eligible for benefits.

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