Changes to Medicaid & SNAP Benefits

Medicaid Continuous Coverage Ending

During the COVID-19 PHE, states have prohibited from disenrolling individuals from their Medicaid programs who no longer meet eligibility requirements. This continuous coverage will come to an end soon.

States will begin to terminate Medicaid enrollment of individuals who no longer meet Medicaid eligibility requirements on or after April 1, 2023. After this date, states will have up to 12 months to return to normal eligibility and enrollment operations.

Things to Know About the Change:

  • Medicaid beneficiaries should make sure their Medicaid agency has their current contact information to ensure renewal and eligibility paperwork gets to the right place. They should check their mail and be sure to mail back any Medicaid forms they receive.
  • All renewal forms and notices must be accessible to people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities.
  • Many people who are no longer eligible for Medicaid will have other coverage options.
  • If someone is disenrolled or their Medicaid coverage changes and they disagree with their state Medicaid agency’s decision, they can appeal.

Changes to SNAP Benefit Amounts

The temporary boost to SNAP benefits that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as emergency allotments, will end nationwide after the February 2023 issuance.

  • As of March 1, SNAP benefits will return to pre-pandemic levels.
  • For households that also receive Social Security, their SNAP benefit may decrease because of their higher Social Security benefit.
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