In most cases, you will receive a notice within 10 days of applying for MassHealth. This notice will tell you if you are approved, denied, or if you need to give us more information.

If you need to give us more information and you are under 65 years of age, a determination is usually made within 60 days.

If you need to give us more information and you are aged 65 or older, a determination is usually made within 45 days.

If you are applying because of a disability, the determination could take up to 90 days.

You can use your approval letter to get health care until your MassHealth card arrives.


This information is provided by MassHealth.