This article is a section taken from Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy

MHCP Processing Period

Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) applications must be processed as soon as possible and within the following number of days from the date of application:

  • 15 working days for a pregnant woman

  • 60 days for people requesting an MA eligibility determination under a disability basis of eligibility

  • 45 days for all other applicants

Processing periods may be extended when the applicant is cooperating with providing information needed to process the application.

The processing period begins the date the online application is submitted or the county, tribal or state servicing agency receives a paper application. See the MHCP Date of Application policy for more information.

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.911
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.912
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.952
Code of Federal Regulations, title 45, section 155.310
Minnesota Rule, part 9505.0090
Minnesota Statutes, section 256L.05
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.08

CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota Healthcare Programs Eligibility Policy Manual, originally published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Healthcare Eligibility Policies.