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 Income Methodology

Presumptive Eligibility

For Minnesota Family Planning (MFPP) presumptive eligibility (PE), certified providers determine income eligibility based on the person’s reported family size and income.

For a person age 21 or older, household income consists of the countable income of the person and everyone in their household.

For a person who is under age 21, only the person’s income counts.

Ongoing Eligibility

The MFPP income methodology for ongoing eligibility follows the Medical Assistance for Families with Children and Adults (MA-FCA) income methodology. See MA-FCA Income Methodology for information about the types of income that count for MFPP.

For a person age 21 or older, household income consists of the person’s own income and the income of everyone in their household composition, unless specifically excluded. See MFPP Household Composition for more information about household composition policy.

For a person who is under the age of 21, only the person’s own income counts in determining ongoing eligibility.

Income Disregard

For both presumptive and ongoing eligibility, when a person’s household income is above the 200 percent income limit, a 5 percent income disregard is applied. If the person’s household income, minus the disregard, is within the income limit, the person qualifies for MFPP. This disregard effectively raises the income limit by five percent.

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.603
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.78

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.