MinnesotaCare is open to DACA students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

As of January 1, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will provide MinnesotaCare coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees who meet all MinnesotaCare eligibility requirements. www.mn.gov/dhs

DACA grantees who want to apply for MinnesotaCare must use the DHS-6696, Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs.

Forward applications to DHS by fax or mail: fax number: 651-431-7579 or mail to Minnesota Department of Human Services, PO Box 64839, St. Paul, MN 55164-0839

To receive MinnesotaCare coverage beginning January 1, 2017, an eligible DACA grantee must submit an application on or before January 31, 2017. If a DACA grantee applies after January 31, 2017, and is determined eligible, they will qualify for MinnesotaCare coverage beginning no earlier than the first day of the month after eligibility is approved.