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Ask An Advocate: MA-TEFRA

Q: I have two children with disabilities whom I think could benefit for Medical Assistance-TEFRA. One is already on it and we’re thinking of getting other one on it. Do we have to pay two parental fees?

A: Great question! The parental fee is per household. Regardless of how many children on MA-TEFRA are in a household, there is one parental fee. Our Arc Guide to MA-TEFRA will help you better understand details of the program as it is quite complex. Read the Arc Guide at

Another option is to contact the Parental Fees Unit at the Department of Human Services, a great resource around fees. Their number is 651.431.3806. If you have more questions, contact The Arc Minnesota at 833.450.1494 and ask to speak to a Healthcare Advocate.