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0815.005.05 December 1973 Eligibility Requirements

IM-#33, March 29, 2012

To be eligible for MHABD Vendor, an adult (age 18 and older) applicant or participant must meet the December, 1973 eligibility requirements for Old Age Assistance (OAA), Permanent and Total Disability (PTD), or Aid to the Blind (AB). The determination of eligibility is always based on whichever eligibility factors in effect in December 1973 best meets the applicant’s or participant’s situation. These eligibility factors are explained in manual Section 1000.000.00.

When December 1973 eligibility is based on Permanent and Total Disability (PTD) or Aid to the Blind (AB) requirements, additional medical information may be required. If MHABD Vendor eligibility is based on PTD requirements, verification of disability must be obtained. See Section 1060.005.00. If a Medical Review Team’s (MRT) decision is required, obtain medical information and Medical Report Including Physician’s Certification/Disability Evaluation, form IM-60A (if available), Social Information Summary, formIM-61, and Disability Questionnaire, form IM-61B, to establish disability. Submit this information to MRT for their determination while waiting for the level of care decision from COMRU.

If MHABD vendor eligibility is based on AB requirements, verification of visual impairment must be obtained. See Section 1055.015.00 . Obtain the Visual Disability Examination Report, form IM-68, to establish eligibility based on visual impairment. Submit this information to the State Supervising Ophthalmologist while waiting for the level of care decision from COMRU.