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SNAP Income to Determine Medicaid Eligibility
Stage: Fast-Track
12VAC30-10-60 Application; determination of eligibility and furnishing Medicaid

A. The Medicaid agency meets all requirements of 42 CFR Part 435, Subpart J for processing applications, determining eligibility and furnishing Medicaid.

B. 1. Except as provided in subdivisions 2 and 3 of this subsection, individuals are entitled to Medicaid services under the plan during the three months preceding the month of application, if they were, or on application would have been, eligible. The effective date of prospective and retroactive eligibility is specified in 12VAC30-40-10.

2. For individuals who are eligible for Medicaid cost sharing expenses as qualified Medicare beneficiaries under § 1902(a)(10)(E)(i) of the Act, coverage is available for services furnished after the end of the month in which the individual is first determined to be a qualified Medicare beneficiary. 12VAC30-40-10 specifies the requirements for determination of eligibility for this group.

3. Pregnant women are not entitled to ambulatory prenatal care under the plan during a presumptive eligibility in accordance with § 1920 of the Act. 12VAC30-40-10 specifies the requirements for determination of eligibility of this group.

C. The Medicaid agency elects to enter into a risk contract with an HMO that is qualified under Title XIII of the Public Health Service Act or is provisionally qualified as an HMO pursuant to § 1903(m)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 USC § 1396(m)).

The Medicaid agency elects to enter into a risk contract with an HMO that is not federally qualified, but meets the requirements of 42 CFR 434.20(c) and is defined in 12VAC30-20-60.

D. The Medicaid agency has procedures to take applications, assist applicants, and perform initial processing of applications from those low income pregnant women, infants, and children under age 19, described in § 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IV), (a)(10)(A)(i)(VI), (a)(10)(A)(i)(VII), and (a)(10)(A)(ii)(IX) at locations other than those used by the Title IV-A program including FQHCs and disproportionate share hospitals. Such application forms do not include the ADFC form except as permitted by HCFA instructions.

E. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income will be used to support Medicaid eligibility determinations for individuals currently enrolled in SNAP. The Medicaid agency will not alter SNAP procedures while using the reported income to determine Medicaid eligibility using Medicaid rules. The Medicaid agency will obtain all information necessary for a Medicaid eligibility determination that is not in the case record for SNAP from the Medicaid eligibility application.