Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual

1850.040.20 Postpartum Benefit

IM-#95 September 21, 2021

Pregnant women approved for MO HealthNet benefits continue to be eligible during the postpartum period. For women who apply while pregnant, postpartum coverage terminates on the last day of the month containing the 60th day after the birth of the child or the pregnancy terminates. Upon completion of the postpartum period eligibility will be systematically explored for the MO HealthNet for Families program or for Adult Expansion Group. See Income Maintenance Manual section 1810.020.00 Eligibility Requirements and 1865.020.00 Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for postpartum only coverage is not provided by law. To be eligible for postpartum, the woman must have made application for MO HealthNet while pregnant and have been eligible, even though approval of the application may be after the birth of the child or the pregnancy terminates.