Former foster care youth interested in applying for MA should go to the MNsure website. Individuals do not need to apply specifically for MA eligibility. They apply for help with health care insurance, and the system determines whether they qualify for MA under the former foster care category, or another category of MA, MinnesotaCare, or enrollment in a qualified health plan with or without advanced premium tax credit. The online application asks a series of questions designed to identify applicants who quality for MA as former foster care youth, including:
Were you ever in foster care in Minnesota?
Did foster care stop when you were age 18 or older?
Were you on Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare at the time foster care ended?