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

0805.020.00 MO HealthNet for Disabled Children (MHDC)

IM-22 April 11, 2024

If otherwise eligible, disabled children (under age 18) may receive MO HealthNet as spend down, non-spend down or vendor.  Eligibility requirements for disabled children are the same as those for disabled individuals age 18 and over, except that income and resources of the disabled child’s parents are deemed in certain circumstances.  Parental income and resources are deemed if the child meets the definition of living with a parent.

Note:  Always consider the disabled child’s (and spouse’s as appropriate) income and resources.  DO NOT deem the income or available resources of any other persons (including a stepparent or sibling) living with the disabled child.

Note: Continuous Eligibility for Children (CEC) must be applied to eligible participants under the age of 19. Refer to section 1805.070.00 Continuous Eligibility for Children (CEC) in the MAGI Manual.