Q) My disabled adult daughter has Medicaid in PA and we are moving to FL. What is the best way for her to apply in FL?
A) If your disabled adult daughter is currently receiving Medicaid in Pennsylvania and you are planning to move to Florida, it is important to notify the Medicaid office in Pennsylvania and to apply for Medicaid in Florida as soon as possible. This will help ensure that your daughter continues to have health coverage after you move to Florida.
To apply for Medicaid in Florida, you can do one of the following:
- Visit the Florida Medicaid website (www.flmedicaidmanagedcare.com) and complete an online application.
- Contact the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) at 1-866-762-2237 to request a paper application.
- Visit a local DCF office to apply in person. You can find a list of local offices on the Florida Medicaid website or by calling the DCF at the number above.
When you apply for Medicaid in Florida, you will need to provide information about your daughter’s income, assets, and any other resources she has. You will also need to provide proof of your Florida residency, such as a lease or utility bill in your name.
It is important to apply for Medicaid as soon as possible to avoid any gaps in coverage. If your daughter is currently receiving Medicaid in Pennsylvania, the Medicaid office in Florida may be able to expedite her application and provide her with temporary coverage while her application is being processed.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions, you may want to contact the Florida Medicaid office or a social services agency in your area for more specific information on the application process.