Using the TEFRA option, the MA program helps pay for a child's mental health treatments, but the child's parents may have to pay a monthly fee for using the option. In general, parents with higher incomes will pay a larger fee than parents with lower incomes. Use the Parental Fee Estimator to calculate your payment or call 651-431-3806 or 800-657-3751 for help.
Staff will review your household information to see if you should apply for MA in METS (MNsure) or if you need to apply for MA-TEFRA. If you are determined to be UNDER the income limits for MA, you will be directed to apply on mnsure.org or go to an assistance center for help in applying on mnsure.org. If you are found to be OVER the income limits for MA, and you have a child under 18 that can be certified disabled by the state that is living with a parent or guardian, you will be mailed a packet to fill out to apply for MA-TEFRA. This is the process: