For most people, your application should be processed within 45 calendar days from the date you apply. If you are pregnant, your application should be processed within 10 work days, if the eligibility worker has all of your required information.
If you are referred to the Disability Determination Services for a disability determination, your application will be processed with 90 calendar days, or as soon as possible after your disability determination is complete if the disability determination takes more than 90 days.
In most cases, medical services received during three months prior to the month you applied can be covered (if you are eligible). You will receive a written notice telling you whether or not you are eligible. If you are eligible, the notice will include the date your coverage will begin.