This article is a section taken from Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.
MSP Mandatory Verifications
Mandatory verifications must be verified through an available electronic data source or by paper proof, if electronic data sources are unsuccessful or unavailable.
Self-attestation alone is not acceptable for eligibility requirements with mandatory verifications. Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) have the following mandatory verifications:
- Verification of assets is required at application and when a new asset is reported. If an asset is determined to be excluded it does not need to be verified again at renewal.
- Verification of the following assets are not required at application or renewal:
- Homestead, if it qualifies for the real property homestead exclusion. Refer to Section 126.96.36.199.7.4.1 MA-ABD Homestead Real Property for more information.
- Vehicle, if only one is reported. Refer to Section 188.8.131.52.7.7 MA ABD Automobiles and Other Vehicles Used for Transportation for more information.
- Household goods and personal effects
- Enrollment or eligibility to enroll in Medicare Part A
- If a person is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), only the SSI income is verified. Eligibility for SSI is accepted as verification of other income SSA considers in determining eligibility.
- Veteran’s Administration (VA) Aid and Attendance benefits and VA unusual medical expense payments must be verified even if the person is receiving SSI.
- Immigration status
- Social Security Number
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.407
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.920
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.945
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.948
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.949
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.952
Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.956
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.