This article is a section taken from Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFFP), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.

MFPP Household Composition

Household composition means the people included in an applicant’s or enrollee’s household. Household composition is used to determine household size, income and program eligibility.

Presumptive Eligibility

For Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Presumptive Eligibility (PE), an applicant’s household composition includes the applicant and the following people if they are living with the applicant:

  • The applicant’s spouse
  • The applicant’s biological, natural, adoptive, and stepchildren younger than age 19
  • The household composition for applicants under age 19 also includes the following people if they are living with the applicant:
    • Biological, natural, adopted and step parents
    • Biological, natural, and adopted and step-siblings who are under age 19

An applicant’s family size is the number of people in their household composition.

Refer to Section 1.4.4 Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Temporary Absence for information about household members who are temporarily living apart

Ongoing Eligibility

For ongoing MFPP eligibility, household composition and family size depend on whether the person expects to be a tax filer, tax dependent, or non-tax filer for the current tax year. MFPP household composition and family size policies follow household composition and family size policies for Medical Assistance for Families with Children and Adults (MA-FCA). See MA-FCA Household Composition and Family Size for more information about household composition and family size.

A person is not required to file a federal income tax return or be claimed as a tax dependent to be eligible for MFPP. Additionally, married couples are not required to file a joint federal income tax return to be eligible.

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.603

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.