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Proof of Citizenship

 

Effective July 1, 2006, Public Law No. 109-171 Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Section 6036 requires individuals to provide satisfactory documentary evidence of citizenship or nationality when initially applying for Medicaid or upon a recipient's first Medicaid re-determination. Copies of the law and the Interim Final Rule that include detailed information regarding this statute and the specific documents that are recognized as satisfactory documentary evidence of citizenship and identity are contained in the Downloads section on this page. Also included in the downloads is a June 9, 2006 State Medicaid Directors' Letter which was published prior to the Interim Final Rule. Please reference the Interim Final Rule for the most current guidance.

Additional downloads include a printable poster and brochure for Medicaid recipients and applicants outreach and education about what they need to provide for proof of citizenship.

 

 

Downloads
Public Law No. 109-171 Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Section 6036 [18 kb pdf]
Citizenship Documentation Interim Final Rule [121kb pdf]
Citizenship Documentation Outreach Poster [185 kb pdf]
Citizenship Documentation Outreach Brochure [89 kb pdf]
SMD Letter Improved Documentation of Citizenship[7mb pdf]
Citizenship Fact Sheet [105 kb pdf]
Citizenship Presentation [56 kb pdf]
Citizenship Questions and Answers (FAQ) [PDF, 32 KB]
Citizenship PowePoint Presentation (Spanish) [PDF, 316 KB]
Citizenship Documentation Outreach Brochure (Spanish) [PDF, 37 KB]
Citizenship Documentation Outreach Poster (Spanish) [PDF, 436 KB]
Citizenship Documentation Toolkit [PDF, 287 KB]
American Indian/Alaskan Native Citizenship Brochure [PDF, 54 KB]
American Indian/Alaskan Native Citizenship Poster [PDF, 850 KB]
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