This article is a section taken from MA under the TEFRA Option, a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.

TEFRA General Requirements

Medical Assistance (MA) under the TEFRA option is for children with a disability who are otherwise ineligible for MA because household income is above the MA for Families with Children and Adults (MA-FCA) income limit. The TEFRA option for children with a disability is named after the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) of 1982 that created the option.

This subchapter provides general policy information that applies to the MA under the TEFRA option. In general, MA under the TEFRA option follows the MA for People Who Are Age 65 or Older and People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability (MA-ABD) general requirements policies. Specific differences are indicated in the MA under the TEFRA option policies listed below.

This subchapter includes policies that apply to MA under the TEFRA option and links to policies that apply to all MA programs, MA-ABD, and all Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) programs.

Topics covered in this subchapter are:

TEFRA Applications

MA Cooperation

MHCP Fraud

MHCP Inconsistent Information

TEFRA Parental Fees

MA Referral for Other Benefits

MHCP Rights

MA Third Party Liability

MA Cost Effective Insurance

MA Medical Support

MA Other Third Party Liability

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.