This article is a section taken from MinnesotaCare Non-Financial Eligibility a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.

Incarceration Status

Applicants and enrollees residing in the community or most types of facilities are eligible for MinnesotaCare.

Incarceration is the only living arrangement that is a barrier to MinnesotaCare. A person incarcerated in a state prison, county detention facility, or city jail is not eligible for MinnesotaCare. However, people awaiting the court’s determination of charges, also known as pending disposition of charges, are eligible for MinnesotaCare.

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 600.305
Minnesota Statutes, section 256L.04, subdivision 12

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.