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.


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.

These policies apply to 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) post-eligibility policies.

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

MA-Begin and End Dates

MHCP Overpayments

MA Third Party Liability

MA Cost-Effective Insurance

MA Medical Support

MA Other Third Party Liability

MHCP Change in Circumstances

MA Cooperation

MA Cost Sharing

MHCP Fraud

MA-ABD Health Care Delivery

MHCP Inconsistent Information

MA Qualifying Health Coverage

MA Referral for Other Benefits

MA-ABD Renewals

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.