WAC 182-505-0117

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-505-0117 Washington apple health -- Eligibility for pregnant minors.


(1) A pregnant minor is eligible for the Washington apple health (WAH) for kids program if she:

(a) Meets citizenship or immigration status under WAC 182-503-0535;

(b) Meets Social Security number requirements under WAC 182-503-0115; and

(c) Meets Washington state residency requirements under WAC 182-503-0520 and 182-503-0525.

(2) The medical assistance unit (MAU) of a pregnant minor is the pregnant minor.

(3) There are no income standards and no resource tests for a pregnant minor to be eligible for WAH for kids.

(4) A noncitizen pregnant minor does not need to meet the requirements in subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section to be eligible for WAH and receives WAH for kids.

(5) The assignment of medical support rights as described in WAC 182-503-0540 does not apply to pregnant minors.

(6) A pregnant minor who was eligible for and received coverage under any WAH program on the last day of pregnancy is eligible for extended medical coverage for postpartum care for a minimum of sixty days from the end of her pregnancy. This extension continues through the end of the month in which the sixtieth day falls.

(7) A pregnant minor who is covered by WAH for kids will be automatically enrolled in the WAH for pregnant women program if she has her nineteenth birthday during her pregnancy.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.