How long does it take to process an application?
Each program has a different allowable processing time called Standard of Promptness.
|Program||Standard of Promptness|
|Expedited Food Assistance (FAP)||7 Days|
|Non-expedited Food Assistance (FAP)||30 Days|
|Medicaid (MA)||45 Days|
|Medicaid for pregnant women||15 Days|
|Medicaid with required disability determination||90 Days|
|State Disability (SDA)||60 Days|
|Family Independence Program (FIP)||45 Days|
|Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)||30 Days|
|Daycare (Child Development & Care/CDC)||45 Days|
|State Emergency Relief (SER)||10 Days|
The Standard of Promptness information is printed in the Assistance Application DHS-1171 under the Timely Decisions section.