Arc Greater TC certified to help disabled apply for state health care programs

Metro area residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families can now apply more easily and quickly for state-funded health care programs with help from Arc Greater Twin Cities, which has been certified as a Minnesota Community Application Agent (MCAA) by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).

MCAA certification enables Arc to submit health care applications directly to DHS instead of going through the applicant's county of residence. This makes the application process faster and more efficient for families waiting for crucial health care coverage.

Arc can help people with both new applications and renewals for all health care programs funded by the state, including Medical Assistance (MA), TEFRA, Minnesota Care and General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC). Coverage is available not only to the person with a disability but also to their family members who live in the same household.

Individuals and families who would like help applying for health care coverage should go to Arc's website at and complete the brief "Ask an Advocate" form, or call Arc at 952-920-0855. For more information and volunteer opportunities, call Arc at 952-920-0855 or visit

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