WAC 182-503-0510

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-503-0510 Washington apple health -- Program summary.

(1) The agency categorizes Washington apple health (WAH) programs into three groups based on the income methodology used to determine eligibility:

(a) Those that use a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)-based methodology described in WAC 182-509-0300, called MAGI-based WAH programs;

(b) Those that use an income methodology other than MAGI, called non-MAGI-based WAH programs, which include:

(i) Supplemental security income (SSI)-related WAH programs;

(ii) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF)-related WAH programs; and

(iii) Other WAH programs not based on MAGI, SSI, or TANF methodologies.

(c) Those that provide coverage based on a specific status or entitlement in federal rule and not on countable income, called deemed eligible WAH programs.

(2) MAGI-based WAH programs include the following:

(a) WAH parent and caretaker relative program described in WAC 182-505-0240;

(b) MAGI-based WAH adult medical program described in WAC 182-505-0250, for which the scope of coverage is called the alternative benefits plan (ABP) described in WAC 182-500-0010;

(c) WAH for pregnant women program described in WAC 182-505-0115;

(d) WAH for kids program described in WAC 182-505-0210 (3)(a);

(e) Premium-based WAH for kids described in WAC 182-505-0215;

(f) WAH long-term care for children and adults described in chapter 182-514 WAC; and

(g) WAH alien emergency medical program described in WAC 182-507-0110 through 182-507-0125 when the person is eligible based on criteria for a MAGI-based WAH program.

(3) Non-MAGI-based WAH programs include the following:

(a) SSI-related programs which use the income methodologies of the SSI program (except where the agency has adopted more liberal rules than SSI) described in chapter 182-512 WAC to determine eligibility:

(i) WAH for workers with disabilities (HWD) described in chapter 182-511 WAC;

(ii) WAH SSI-related programs described in chapters 182-512 and 182-519 WAC;

(iii) WAH long-term care and hospice programs described in chapters 182-513 and 182-515 WAC;

(iv) WAH medicare savings programs described in chapter 182-517 WAC; and

(v) WAH alien emergency medical (AEM) programs described in WAC 182-507-0110 and 182-507-0125 when the person meets the age, blindness or disability criteria specified in WAC 182-512-0050.

(b) TANF-related programs which use the income methodologies based on the TANF cash program described in WAC 388-450-0170 to determine eligibility, with variations as specified in WAC 182-509-0001(5) and program specific rules:

(i) WAH refugee medical assistance (RMA) program described in WAC 182-507-0130; and

(ii) WAH medically needy (MN) coverage for pregnant women and children who do not meet SSI-related criteria.

(c) Other programs:

(i) WAH breast and cervical cancer program described in WAC 182-505-0120;

(ii) WAH TAKE CHARGE program described in WAC 182-532-0720; and

(iii) WAH medical care services described in WAC 182-508-0005.

(4) Deemed eligible WAH programs include:

(a) WAH SSI medical program described in chapter 182-510 WAC, or a person who meets the medicaid eligibility criteria in 1619b of the Social Security Act;

(b) WAH newborn medical program described in WAC 182-505-0210(2);

(c) WAH foster care program described in WAC 182-505-0211;

(d) WAH medical extension program described in WAC 182-523-0100; and

(e) WAH family planning extension described in WAC 182-505-0115(5).

(5) A person is eligible for categorically needy (CN) health care coverage when the household's countable income is at or below the categorically needy income level (CNIL) for the specific program.

(6) If income is above the CNIL, a person is eligible for the MN program if the person is:

(a) A child;

(b) A pregnant woman; or

(c) SSI-related (aged sixty-five, blind or disabled).

(7) MN health care coverage is not available to parents, caretaker relatives, or adults unless they are eligible under subsection (6) of this section.

(8) A person who is eligible for the WAH MAGI-based adult program listed in subsection (2)(b) of this section is eligible for ABP health care coverage as defined in WAC 182-500-0010. Such a person may apply for more comprehensive coverage through another WAH program at any time.

(9) For the other specific program requirements a person must meet to qualify for WAH, see chapters 182-503 through 182-527 WAC.

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