0870.000.00 Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

0870.010.05 SLMB Income Standard

IM-49 March 21, 2019; IM-30 April 19, 2018; IM-30 March 29, 2017; IM-26 May 9, 2016; IM-22 March 20, 2015; IM-17 March 21, 2014; IM-26 March 11, 2013; IM-20 March 13, 2012; IM-16 March 14, 2011; IM-13 March 5, 2009; IM-22 March 7, 2008; IM-26 March 23, 2007; IM-28 March 17, 2006; IM-22 March 17, 2005; IM-28 March 19, 2004; IM-172 December 12, 2002

The SLMB income standard maximum is 135% of the Federal Poverty Level for the size of assistance group. The SLMB program has 2 groups of qualifying individuals. These individuals will be referred to as SLMB group 1 and SLMB group 2.

The SLMB income standard is absolute and a person may not “spend down” to become eligible.

Refer to MHABD Appendix J for the current SLMB income standards.