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Where to Apply for Medicaid and Medicaid Home Care in New York City
New York City's Medicaid program is run by the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA). Changes in how people apply for and receive Medicaid personal care services are occurring in September 2012.
A. There are two networks of offices to apply for Medicaid in the community:
(1) Community Medicaid offices process applications for Medicaid, Medicaid with a "spend-down," the Medicaid Buy-In for People with Disabilities, Medicare Savings Program, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus.
(2) CASA offices (Home Care Services Program) -- Beginning 9/14/2012, these offices will no longer accept and process M11qs to approve home attendant (personal care) services for most adults age 21+ who also have Medicare. Personal care services for most adults age 21+ who have Medicare must now be obtained through Managed Long Term Care Plans. There are some exceptions. See this article for the new procedures for applying for Medicaid home care services.
The address where new Medicaid applications can be filed for adults age 21+ who also have Medicare and who will be seeking Medicaid home care services is:
HRA--HCSP Central Medicaid Unit has moved. New address effective Jan. 14, 2013
785 Atlantic Avenue, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Please see NYC Medicaid Alert dated January 3, 2013 explaining the relocation of the Central Medicaid Unit and other home care services programs within HRA.
Current Address through Jan. 13, 2013: 109 East 16th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Medicaid applications and M11q forms, for those who may still apply for personal care after Sept. 14, 2012, should be filed at the central intake office, rather than with the CASA.
NYC HRA Home Care Services Program
253 Schermerhorn Street 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
B. Alternate ways of applying for Medicaid, Family Health Plus or Child Health Plus --
C. Other MICSA contacts -- Contacts at the main MICSA administrative offices are in this list. If you have corrections, please notify us by e-mail. Also see this news article about the Medicaid headquarters' May 2013 move to Brooklyn.
D. Other pathways to Medicaid --
This article was authored by the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of New York Legal Assistance Group.