Q) I am a low income 74 yr old who is currently on Medicaid in IN & due to my age, my adult kids want me to move in or close to McKinney, TX where they live. Pls advise as to how to transfer my Medicaid as a supplement to Medicare from Indiana to TX – Thank you!
A) You can transfer your Medicaid from Indiana to Texas by following these steps:
- Contact the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to apply for Medicaid. You can do this online, by phone, or in person at a local HHS office.
- When you apply, be sure to tell the HHS representative that you are moving from Indiana. The representative will be able to help you transfer your Medicaid coverage to Texas.
- You will need to provide the HHS representative with proof of your income and residency in Texas. You can provide proof of your income with a tax return, pay stub, or letter from your employer. You can provide proof of your residency with a utility bill, bank statement, or lease agreement.
- The HHS representative will review your application and determine if you are eligible for Medicaid in Texas. If you are eligible, the HHS representative will enroll you in Medicaid and provide you with a card that you can use to receive medical care.
Here are some additional tips for transferring your Medicaid from Indiana to Texas:
- Be sure to apply for Medicaid as soon as you know you are moving to Texas. This will help ensure that you have continuous coverage.
- If you are moving to Texas within 30 days, you can apply for Medicaid in Indiana and then transfer your coverage to Texas once you have moved.
- If you are moving to Texas more than 30 days in advance, you will need to apply for Medicaid in Texas.
- If you have any questions about transferring your Medicaid, you can contact the Texas HHS at 1-800-252-8911.