Medicaid Renewal Restart Frequently Asked Questions 

– Danielle Lewis-Wright
   Trustee & Health and Wellness Committee Chair

During the March 2023 LRCA meeting, the LRCA Health Committee presented on the Restart of Medicaid Renewals for District residents. Below are frequently asked questions about the Medicaid renewal restart process.

Q1.  What is the Medicaid renewal process?

A renewal is a review of current eligibility factors (like current income or DC residency) to determine if someone enrolled in Medicaid, also known as a beneficiary, remains eligible for the Medicaid program.  Medicaid renewal for each beneficiary occurs once every twelve (12) months. However, the renewal process was put on hold due to the COVID-Public Health Emergency since March 2020 but renewals will restart in April 1, 2023 and continue on a monthly, rolling basis for the next 14 months based on the date the beneficiary is scheduled to renew coverage.

Q2. Why are Medicaid renewals restarting now?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020), the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE). During the PHE, Medicaid continued health care coverage for all beneficiaries.  Recent federal legislation changed this, so the District of Columbia is restarting Medicaid renewals effective April 1, 2023, to comply with these updated federal requirements.

Q3.  When will Medicaid renewals restart?

The first renewal packages will be mailed to some beneficiaries on April 1, 2023, for one households whose coverage is due to renew on May 31, 2023 and some households whose coverage is due to renew on June 30, 2023.  Renewals will continue on a monthly, rolling basis for a year thereafter based on the date the beneficiary is scheduled to renew coverage.

Q4. Will everyone on Medicaid have to renew their coverage in April 2023?

No, the Medicaid Renewal process will take 14 months.  When it is time for a beneficiary to renew their coverage, they will receive a notice in the mail.

Q5. What can District residents do to prepare for the restart of Medicaid renewals?

If you have moved in the last three (3) years, do not wait to update your contact information. You can go to District Direct to check if the agency has your current contact information by going to  You may also call the Public Benefits Call Center at 202-727-5355 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to update your information.

Q6. Will everyone enrolled in Medicaid have to fill out a renewal form?

No, not all beneficiaries will have to fill out a renewal form.   The beneficiary’s eligibility information like current income and residency will be checked using electronic data sources. If the beneficiary remains eligible, then they will receive an approval notice in the mail.  This process is known as a passive renewal and no action is needed from the beneficiary. 

Q7. What is the process if the eligibility system cannot complete a passive renewal?

Beneficiaries will receive a renewal form in the mail to complete and return by the date listed on the renewal cover letter.

Q8. How can Medicaid beneficiaries renew their coverage and submit their renewal form?

It is important to highlight that Medicaid beneficiaries will have several ways to submit their renewal form:

Online: By using the District Direct eligibility system that allows beneficiaries to complete their renewal, report changes, submit verifications, and view notices online or through the mobile app. Beneficiaries may visit or download the mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

By Mail: Beneficiaries may mail their renewal to:

Department of Human Services | Economic Security Administration

Case Record Management Unit

P.O. Box 91560

Washington, DC 20090

In Person: Beneficiaries may submit their completed and signed renewal form to one of the Department of Human Services

service center:



Anacostia Service Center

2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, DC 20020


Congress Heights Service Center

4049 South Capitol St. SW, DC 20032


 Fort Davis Service Center


3851 Alabama Ave. SE, DC 20020


  H Street Service Center


645 H St. NE, DC 20002



Taylor St. Location



1207 Taylor St. NW, DC 20011


By Fax: Fax the Renewal to (202) 671-4400

Once you receive your renewal notice, make sure to complete all questions on the form and report all changes in your household. These changes may include if someone becomes pregnant, has a new baby, moves in or out of your home or has an income change—or any other changes that may affect your benefits. Make sure to sign your renewal form before submission. For forms submitted on-line an electronic signature option is available.

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Mayor Bowser Encourages Residents to Register for DC Government’s Largest Ever Virtual Hiring Fair

Mar 9, 2022 | Community Notices, Employment, Mayor's Office

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The Mayor Continues #FairShotJobs Week, Highlighting Employment Programs and Career Opportunities at DC Government
(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) are encouraging residents to register for the District’s largest ever virtual hiring fair, “New Year, New Career.” The hiring fair will take place over two days, on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17, from 10 am to 6 pm each day.

“We want people who love DC and live in DC to come work for DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “We have positions available across District agencies, at every level, and we know that there are people in our community who need a job – or who are looking for a new job – and we want them to know that DC Government is a fantastic place to work and we want them to register for this job fair.”

Each day of the fair, job seekers can chat with hiring managers from across District government and qualified applicants may have an opportunity to interview via video chat or phone call.

The following District agencies may make on-the-spot job offers the day of or within 30 days following the event pending any necessary extensions due to suitability, for over 500+ vacancies in a number of industries to include IT development, insurance and banking, social work, public safety, health, education, legal, contracting, and construction:

  • DC Department of Housing and Community Development
  • DC Department of Health
  • DC Child and Family Services
  • DC Public Library
  • Office of State Superintendent of Education
  • Office of Contracting and Procurement
  • Office of Inspector General
  • DC Department of Human Services
  • Office of Unified Communications
  • Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • DC Department of Regulatory Affairs
  • DC Department of Transportation
  • DC Department of Energy and Environment
  • Office of Human Rights
  • DC Department of Employment Services
  • DC Department of Corrections
  • DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
  • DC Public Schools
  • DC Department of General Services
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • DC Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking
  • DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles
  • DC Department of Human Resources

Applicants will also have the option of claiming additional preference if they are:

  1. A District resident;Anyone claiming District residency preference at the time of application should be prepared to provide a government-issued form of identification and proof of voter registration.
  2. A veteran (and/or has disabilities from military service);Applicants claiming veteran’s preference should be prepared to provide a copy of their DD-214.
  3. 18 to 21 years of age and is currently or was a Child and Family Services (CFSA) foster care recipient within the last five years. Applicants claiming a foster care preference will need a letter or other documentation from CFSA or the Family Court of D.C. Superior Court showing that they are currently in foster care or showing the date they left court supervision.

The event is free and registration is required. Interested participants may register for Day 1 of the virtual fair here and register for Day 2 of the virtual fair here