Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual

1850.020.00 Eligibility Requirements

IM-105 December 22, 2023; IM-52 May 23, 2017

Women determined eligible for MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women (MPW) benefits continue to be eligible despite changes in income which may cause household income to exceed the maximum. The continuous benefit ends the last day of the month in which the 12 month postpartum period is completed.

All eligibility requirements in section 1805.000.00 Eligibility and Verification must be met in addition to the following:

  • 1850.020.10 Pregnant
  • 1850.020.20 Income Maximum/Need
  • 1805.020.00 Citizenship and Immigrant Status
    • NOTE: If a pregnant woman is provided with reasonable opportunity for verification of citizenship or qualified immigrant status (see 1805.000.05 Reasonable Opportunity (RO)) and fails to provide the required proof within the reasonable opportunity period, her case must be closed for “failure to cooperate.”  An ex parte should not be completed and coverage for Show Me Healthy Babies should not be given automatically.  She must reapply for benefits.

      NOTE: When the pregnant woman is not the HOH and the case closes due to HOH removal (death, move out, etc.), enter a new application with the pregnant woman as HOH and use information available. Do not request any verification.