0865.000.00 Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB)

0865.020.05 Begin Date for QMB Eligibility

Eligibility for coverage under QMB can begin no earlier than the first of the month following the month the eligibility determination is made. There are no provisions for QMB coverage for the month of application through the month of decision, or for prior quarter coverage, therefore, timely application processing is important.