For non-spend down cases the participant’s eligibility for MO HealthNet coverage begins with the first day of the month of application, provided the participant is subsequently found eligible, and was not obviously ineligible for the entire month of application and any subsequent month prior to approval. If the participant was obviously ineligible for the entire month of application and any subsequent months prior to approval, the MO HealthNet eligibility date begins with the first day of the month in which eligibility was met.
EXAMPLE: The participant submits the application on June 18. The participant is ineligible because of excess resources until the resources have been reduced on July 3. MO HealthNet eligibility begins July 1.