Blind Pension

0515.000.00 Medical Benefits

All BP recipients are eligible for wholly state funded medical assistance under Section 208.151 RSMo. The claimant’s eligibility for medical coverage begins the first day of the month of application, provided the claimant is subsequently found eligible and was not obviously ineligible for the entire month of application and the prior three months. If the claimant was obviously ineligible for the entire month of application and all three months prior to approval, the medical eligibility date begins with the first day of the month in which eligibility was met. Prior quarter eligibility criteria applies to BP claimants.