This article is a section taken from MA for People Who Are Age 65 or Older or People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability (MA-ABD), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.
All Medical Assistance for People Who Are Age 65 or Older and People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability (MA-ABD) enrollees must complete an annual renewal.
MA-ABD enrollees with a medical spenddown must complete a six-month income renewal, with the exception of the following people:
- People whose only source of income is from an unvarying unearned income source that is expected to continue indefinitely. This type of income includes:
- Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) benefits
- Private pensions
- Veterans’ benefits
- Public assistance benefits, such as Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), General Assistance (GA) and Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA)
- People whose only source of income is from an excluded income source, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
MA-ABD enrollees do not have to complete monthly renewals.
A late renewal is a renewal for which either of the following is true:
- the renewal form is received before the last day of the fourth month following closure; or
- any additional information or verifications that were required are received before the last day of the fourth month following closure.
Eligibility for enrollees who do not return the renewal form, or who return the form but do not provide all the information and verifications needed to renew eligibility, is closed. However, eligibility for enrollees who are closed for failing to renew may be redetermined without requiring a new application if the form is returned within four months of the date of closure. The original certification period and renewal date apply.
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.916
Minnesota Statutes, section 256.01
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.056
CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota Healthcare Programs Eligibility Policy Manual, originally published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Healthcare Eligibility Policies.