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

0804.005.00 MHABD Application Timeframes

IM-125 September 13, 2022

MO HealthNet (MHN) applications must be processed without delay. Complete the eligibility determination to ensure the participant is mailed their approval or denial notice in a timely manner within the specific application timeframes for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) programs shown below.


 Program Name:   Application timeframe:
 MHABD – using Old Age Assistance (OAA) eligibility  45 days
 MHABD – using Permanently and Totally Disabled (PTD) or Aid to the Blind (AB) eligibility  90 days
 Supplemental Aid to the Blind (SAB)  90 days
 Blind Pension (BP)  90 days
 Supplemental Nursing Care (SNC) – using OAA eligibility  45 days
 SNC – using PTD eligibility  90 days
 Medicare Savings Plan programs including Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)  45 days
 Qualified Disabled Working Individuals (QDWI)   45 days