Follow
Share
This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
I recently moved from CT to Maine. You have to apply to the state you are requesting it in, get all her paperwork together (that in itself can take a while) then wait for them to contact you. If you are wanting services to be started, it can take as someone else said months. I applied the December before my April move date. I told them I was moving into the Maine house on April 1st. My application was approved in March for April but services did not start for after 6 weeks after my move date. Luckily I was in the state for interviews during two weeks of April but I returned home to move officially May 31st. (Maine was no aware I returned home and assumed I was still in the state needing services). I was able to receive care in CT at our old home for the months of April and May. I was told I could do this as long as I was not collecting it from both states at the same time. I was also allowed to do this since her Medicaid was approved but I had given CT an end date of May 31st. So those two weeks in April was counted as an extended vacation. My grandmother's services started in Maine June 10th so it took them over two months to start services after she was approved.

Quick suggestion on moving medicare/Medicaid, make sure to collect bank statements, asset information and anything else you have on that state and take it with you. Requesting information to be sent from a bank you have transferred out of is a nightmare and it's even worse if you were not in charge or a co-owner on the account. My mother was on her accounts but passed away. I have DPOA but it does not help on old accounts that were open before I was in charge and it took many trips to the bank while she still had her account open, to be able to receive the documents I needed to request Medicare.

Good luck.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

When you move to a new state, you start all over again. You establish residence, you apply for Medicaid and you wait, often for months.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Thanks, transfer was the wrong word to use. For an elderly person who already had Medicaid and just moved I don't understand why it takes so long. I was trying to get an idea of how long. The worst thing is you can't get thru to the case worker even if went in person to the office to find status.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

You can't just transfer Medicaid. It's a state program and you have to apply again in the new state. You can check the medicaid website for PA to see what process to apply in new state.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.