Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual

1855.020.00 Eligibility

IM-#110, December 31, 2015

Eligibility for this program cannot be determined until a MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women application has been submitted, processed, and denied for excessive income or citizenship.

NOTE: If a pregnant woman is denied for MPW due to failure to cooperate she is not eligible to be screened for SMHB.

Eligibility guidelines for the Show-Me Healthy Babies program are:

  1. The participant must be an unborn child;
  2. Resident of Missouri;
  3. Need;
  4. Uninsured
  5. No access to employer insurance or affordable private insurance which includes maternity benefits; and
  6. Parent of unborn child cannot be eligible for any other MO HealthNet programs.

NOTE: A Social Security number is not a factor of eligibility for the pregnant mother or other household members. While obtaining a social security number is not a factor of eligibility, the social security number should be requested as it may be necessary to verify income.

NOTE: Citizenship is based on the unborn child. Since the child will be born in Missouri they will be a United States citizen. Household composition is determined based on the child.