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12VAC30-40-10

Part I
General Conditions of Eligibility

12VAC30-40-10. General conditions of eligibility.

Each individual covered under the plan:

1. Is financially eligible (using the methods and standards described in Parts II and III of this chapter) to receive services.

2. Meets the applicable nonfinancial eligibility conditions.

a. For the categorically needy:

(1) Except as specified under items subdivisions 2 a (2) and (3) below of this section, for AFDC-related individuals, meets the nonfinancial eligibility conditions of the AFDC program.

(2) For SSI-related individuals, meets the nonfinancial criteria of the SSI program or more restrictive SSI-related categorically needy criteria.

(3) For financially eligible pregnant women, infants, or children covered under § 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IV), 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VI), 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VII), and 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(IX) of the Social Security Act (Act), meets the nonfinancial criteria of § 1902(l) of the Act.

(4) For financially eligible aged and disabled individuals covered under § 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(X) of the Act, meets the nonfinancial criteria of § 1902(m) of the Act.

b. For the medically needy, meets the nonfinancial eligibility conditions of 42 CFR Part 435.

c. For financially eligible qualified Medicare beneficiaries covered under § 1902(a)(10)(E)(i) of the Act, meets the nonfinancial criteria of § 1905(p) of the Act.

d. For financially eligible qualified disabled and working individuals covered under § 1902(a)(10)(E)(ii) of the Act, meets the nonfinancial criteria of § 1905(s).

3. Is residing in the United States and:

a. Is a citizen or national of the United States; or

b. Is a qualified alien as defined under Public Law 104-193 who arrived in the United States prior to August 22, 1996;

c. Is a qualified alien as defined under Public Law 104-193 who arrived in the United States on or after August 22, 1996, and whose coverage is mandated by Public Law 104-193;

d. Is an alien who is not a qualified alien, or who is a qualified alien who arrived in the United States on or after August 22, 1996, whose coverage is not mandated by Public Law 104-193 (coverage must be restricted to certain emergency services); or

e. Is an alien who is a pregnant woman or who is a child under the age of 19 who is legally residing in the United States and whose coverage is authorized under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). CHIPRA provides for coverage of the following individuals:

(1) A qualified alien as defined in § 431 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996;

(2) An alien in nonimmigrant status who has not violated the terms of the status under which he was admitted or to which he has changed after admission;

(3) An alien who has been paroled into the United States pursuant to § 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for less than one year, except for an alien paroled for prosecution, for deferred inspection, or pending removal proceedings;

(4) An alien who belongs to one of the following classes:

(a) Individuals currently in temporary resident status pursuant to § 210 or 245A of the INA;

(b) Individuals currently under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) pursuant to § 244 of the INA and pending applicants to TPS who have been granted employment authorization;

(c) Aliens who have been granted employment authorization under 8 USC § 274a.12(c)(9), (10), (16), (18), (20), (22), or (24);

(d) Family unity beneficiaries pursuant to § 301 of Pub. L. Public Law No. 101-649 as amended;

(e) Aliens currently under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) pursuant to a decision made by the President of the United States;

(f) Aliens currently in deferred action status; and

(g) Aliens whose visa petition has been approved and who have a pending application for adjustment of status;

(5) A pending applicant for asylum under § 208(a) of the INA or for withholding of removal under § 241(b)(3) of the INA or under the Convention against Torture who has been granted employment authorization, and such an applicant under the age of 14 who has had an application pending for at least 180 days;

(6) An alien who has been granted withholding of removal under the Convention against Torture;

(7) A child who has a pending application for Special Immigrant Juvenile status as described in § 101(a)(27)(J) of the INA;

(8) An alien who is lawfully present in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under 48 USC § 1806(e); or

(9) An alien who is lawfully present in American Samoa under the immigration laws of American Samoa.

4. Is a resident of the state, regardless of whether or not the individual maintains the residence permanently or maintains it the residence as a fixed address. The state has open agreement(s) interstate residency agreements.

5. Is not an inmate of a public institution. Public institutions do not include medical institutions, nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded intellectually disabled, or publicly operated community residences that serve no more than 16 residents, or certain child care institutions.

6. a. Is required, as a condition of eligibility, to assign rights to medical support and to payments for medical care from any third party, to cooperate in obtaining such support and payments, and to cooperate in identifying and providing information to assist in pursuing any liable third party. The assignment of rights obtained from an applicant or recipient is effective only for services that are reimbursed by Medicaid. The requirements of 42 CFR 433.146 through 433.148 are met.

An applicant or recipient must b. Shall also cooperate in establishing the paternity of any eligible child and in obtaining medical support and payments for himself or herself and any other person who is eligible for Medicaid and on whose behalf the individual can make an assignment; except that individuals described in § 1902(1)(1)(A) § 1902(l)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (pregnant women and women in the post-partum postpartum period) are exempt from these requirements involving paternity and obtaining support. Any individual may be exempt from the cooperation requirements by demonstrating good cause for refusing to cooperate.

An applicant or recipient must c. Shall also cooperate in identifying any third party who may be liable to pay for care that is covered under the state plan and providing information to assist in pursuing these third parties. Any individual may be exempt from the cooperation requirements by demonstrating good cause for refusing to cooperate.

7. a. Is required, as a condition of eligibility, to furnish his social security account number (or numbers, if he has more than one number) except for aliens seeking medical assistance for the treatment of an emergency medical condition under § 1903(v)(2) of the Social Security Act (§ 1137(f)).

b. Applicant or recipient is Is required, under § 1903(x) to furnish satisfactory documentary evidence of both identity and of U.S. citizenship upon signing the declaration of citizenship required by § 1137(d) unless citizenship and identity has been verified by the Commissioner of Social Security pursuant to § 211 of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), or the individual is otherwise exempt from this requirement. Qualified aliens signing the declaration of satisfactory immigration status required by § 1137(d) must also present and have verified documents establishing the claimed immigration status under § 137(d). Exception: Nonqualified aliens seeking medical assistance for the treatment of an emergency medical condition under § 1903(v)(2) as described in § 1137(f).

8. Is not required to apply for AFDC benefits under Title IV-A as a condition of applying for, or receiving Medicaid if the individual is a pregnant women, infant, or child that the state elects to cover under § 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IV) and 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(IX) of the Act.

9. Is not required, as an individual child or pregnant woman, to meet requirements under § 402(a)(43) of the Act to be in certain living arrangements. (Prior to terminating AFDC individuals who do not meet such requirements under a state's AFDC plan, the agency determines if they are otherwise eligible under the state's Medicaid plan.)

10. Is required to apply for coverage under Medicare A, B and/or D if it is likely that the individual would meet the eligibility criteria for any or all of those programs. The state agrees to pay any applicable premiums and cost-sharing (except those applicable under Part D) for individuals required to apply for Medicare. Application for Medicare is a condition of eligibility unless the state does not pay the Medicare premiums, deductibles or co-insurance (except those applicable under Part D) for persons covered by the Medicaid eligibility group under which the individual is applying.

11. Is required, as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid payment of long-term care services, to disclose at the time of application for or renewal of Medicaid eligibility, a description of any interest the individual or his spouse has in an annuity (or similar financial instrument as may be specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services). By virtue of the provision of medical assistance, the state shall become a remainder beneficiary for all annuities purchased on or after February 8, 2006.

12. Is ineligible for Medicaid payment of nursing facility or other long-term care services if the individual's equity interest in his home exceeds $500,000. This dollar amount shall be increased beginning with 2011 from year to year based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers rounded to the nearest $1,000.

This provision shall not apply if the individual's spouse, or the individual's child who is under age 21 or who is disabled, as defined in § 1614 of the Social Security Act, is lawfully residing in the individual's home.