Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual

1850.040.30 Coverage When Application Is Made After The Birth

IM-#67 June 29, 2021, IM-#71 June 15, 2017

If a woman applies for MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women (MPW) after her pregnancy terminated, she may be eligible through the end of the month in which it terminated. Benefits begin on the first day of the month of application or earliest month in the prior quarter in which she met all eligibility requirements. Due to continuous eligibility, MPW benefits continue through the last day of the month in which the pregnancy terminated.

See 1850.030.00 Prior Quarter (PQ) and Month of Application Eligibility for more information.

NOTE:  Women who apply for MPW after the termination of a pregnancy are NOT eligible for Extended Women’s Health Services (EWHS). Complete an ex parte review to determine eligibility for another MO HealthNet program. Refer to manual section 1890.000.00 EX PARTE REVIEW PROCESS.