Under federal statute, all states are required to provide Medicaid retroactive eligibility. Retroactive eligibility pays for Medicaid-covered services furnished 90 days before a Medicaid application was submitted—or on the month submitted, depending on the state—if an individual can show they would have been eligible for Medicaid during that period. This reference guide reports on states with waivers of retroactive eligibility, and discusses the characteristics of those waivers . . .