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:
- The participant must be an unborn child;
- Resident of Missouri;
- No access to employer insurance or affordable private insurance which includes maternity benefits; and
- 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.