Medical Assistance (MA) is Minnesota’s Medicaid program designed for people with disabilities, people with low incomes, pregnant women, children, adults without children, and people who are blind. For many people with disabilities, Medical Assistance pays for healthcare and disability services. Some people with disabilities apply for health care programs through MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, while others apply directly through the county where they live.


How Can The Arc Help?

It can be difficult and confusing to apply for Minnesota Health Care Programs, like Medical Assistance. The Arc can give you information to help you choose and apply for the health care program you need. Advocates can talk to you about the application process and send you application guides.


Who is Eligible for Assistance From The Arc?

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members throughout the state of Minnesota.


How Do We Help?

Healthcare Advocates at The Arc can answer questions about:
• MNsure
• Healthcare programs for people with disabilities (MA-TEFRA, MA for Employed Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs Basic Care)
• Parental fees for the MA-TEFRA program
• Disability certifications through the State Medical Review Team
• Healthcare services that MA pays for
• How private insurance and Medical Assistance can work together
• How to apply
• Healthcare program renewals

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, call The Arc at 952.920.0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494, or submit your question to Ask An Advocate.