Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual

1802.000.00 Applications

IM-#95 September 21, 2021; IM-#134, November 14, 2017

This section contains application processes for all MO HealthNet programs that use MAGI Methodology:

  • MO HealthNet for Families (MHF)
  • MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK)
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women (MPW)
  • Show-Me Healthy Babies (SMHB)
  • Uninsured Women’s Health Services (UWHS)
  • Adult Expansion Group (AEG)

To be considered for MO HealthNet benefits, an application is required if:

  • an individual is not known to MEDES; or
  • the entire household is closed or inactive.

NOTE: If a person is being added to an active case or not receiving benefits but in an active case in MEDES, any action to add a person or request coverage is considered a Change in Circumstance (CiC) (see 1885.000.00 INTERIM CHANGES for information regarding CiC).

Requests for Benefits and Signing the Application provide clarification on who can apply and sign applications.