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

0805.020.00 Medical Assistance for Disabled Children (MADC)

If otherwise eligible, disabled children (under age 18) may receive Medicaid as spenddown, non-spenddown 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.