MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual

0804.000.00 Application Processing

IM-15 February 24, 2023; IM-125 September 13, 2022

MO HealthNet (MHN) programs utilize a single streamlined application that participants can access online, by phone, in person or by completing a paper application, using the Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs (IM-1SSL).

Application processes are to be consistently applied for all MAGI and Non-MAGI programs.

The MAGI policy manual provides guidance regarding application processing:

  • For information regarding requests for assistance, how to access an application, and determining an application date, see 1802.010.00 Requests for Benefits.
  • There are some applications that require special procedures. Special procedure policies are located in section 1802.010.80 Specialized Application Procedures. Additional details for each special procedure are located in the applicable sections in 1802.010.80.05 – 1802.010.80.15.
  • Who can sign an application is explained in 1802.020.00 Signing the Application. Additional details are in sections 1802.020.05 – 1802.020.45.

MHN applications do have some specific policies that apply only to Non-MAGI programs and can be found in the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) policy manual: