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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) began applying the new requirement July 1, 2006. HHSC sent letters to all Medicaid clients in June 2006 explaining the requirement. Clients received an additional reminder in their renewal packet.
Medicaid clients are required to provide this information only once – either during the application process or during their first recertification after July 1, 2006. HHSC already has this information for some people on Medicaid. Clients will not have to provide any additional documents to prove citizenship and identity if they:
For people born in Texas, HHSC may be able to get the birth certificate electronically, and the client will not need to provide it.
To help clients comply with the new requirements, HHSC will:
If you have any questions about this new law, call 2-1-1.