If an institutionalized individual or his/her spouse with whom he/she is residing, or was residing with prior to institutionalization, is not currently receiving MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD), an MHABD application must be received:
- Obtain a signed Application for MO HealthNet (IM-1MA). Refer to the Application section 0105.010.00 SIGNING THE APPLICATION, of the Income Maintenance manual for more information on who may sign the application.
- If the participant is entering or has entered a MO HealthNet (MHN) certified bed in a nursing facility, verify that the preadmission screening (DA-124 C) has been completed and that the participant is medically certified for the appropriate level of care.
NOTE: Review the DA-124 in the Eligibility System. See the “FACILITY AND PLACEMENT INFORMATION DETAILS” User Guide.
- Determine if the participant meets the December 1973 eligibility requirements for PTD, AB or OAA.
- For children under age 18 who do not qualify under MO HealthNet for Disabled Children (MHDC), determine eligibility based on MHF (See 1810.000.00 MO HealthNet for Families (MHF)) criteria; for poverty level children, or MHK (See 1830.000.00 MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK) Non-Chip Coverage).
Note: Children institutionalized temporarily who are eligible at this level of care, will be immediately dis-enrolled from Managed Care.