RSMo 208.151 establishes that to be eligible for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MHABD), the participant must meet the December 1973 eligibility requirements for Old Age Assistance (OAA), Permanent and Total Disability (PTD), or Aid to the Blind (AB). MHABD OAA, PTD, or AB eligibility is always based on eligibility factors in effect in December 1973. The participant is approved for the most appropriate coverage type.
These eligibility factors are explained in manual section December 1973 Eligibility Requirements. If the participant is ineligible on any one of these factors, explore eligibility for Related Special Eligibility Groups.