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

0820.010.00 Overview of Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) based on HCB criteria, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Be age 65 or older, OR
  • Be at least age 63 and meet Permanent and Total Disability (PTD) requirements
  • Be determined by the Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services (DHSS/DSDS) to:
    • Need a nursing facility (NF) level of care; AND
    • Be authorized to receive HCB waiver services.
  • Have income equal to or less than the HCB income limit (see Appendix E – HCB Income Maximums)
  • Meet the December 1973 eligibility requirements of:
    • Available Resources
    • Citizenship
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number, and
    • Transfer of Property