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MinnesotaCare for DREAMers

Posted on Dec 30 2016

Persons who currently have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) can now receive MinnesotaCare health insurance if they are income-eligible. The webinar above was conducted on December 29, 2016, and all information is accurate as of that date.

ILCM and partners have worked with the MN Department of Human Services to clarify that DACA status is an eligible status to qualify for MinnesotaCare. Beginning January 1, 2017, if you have DACA and meet the other MNCare criteria – you can enroll! Follow ILCM’s Facebook page for updates and additional information.

Deferred Action immigration status has existed for over 40 years as a federal immigration status. And Deferred Action status has existed for many years as a status that qualifies an individual for MinnesotaCare under state law. Beginning in 2012, DACA confers the same deferred action immigration status to a new group of long-term, young immigrants between the age of 15-30, who came to the U.S. as children and who affirmatively apply for and receive approval by USCIS. Including DACA-approved Minnesotans as eligible for MNCare with other deferred action Minnesotans is consistent with current Minnesota law.