WAC 182-513-1316

Effective January 1, 2014

WAC 182-513-1316 General Eligibility requirements for WAH long-term care programs

Emergency WAC effective 1-1-2014

  1. To be eligible for long-term care (LTC) services, a client must:
    1. Meet the general eligibility requirements for medical programs described in WAC 182-503-0505;
    2. Attain institutional status as described in WAC 182-513-1320;
    3. Meet the functional eligibility described in:
      1. Chapter 388-106 WAC  for a home and community services (HCS) waiver or nursing facility coverage; or
      2. Chapter 388-828  WAC for DDA waiver or institutional services; and
    4. Meet either:
      1. SSI-related WAH criteria as described in WAC 182-512-0050; or
      2. MAGI-based WAH criteria as described in WAC 182-503-0510  (2).  A client who is eligible for MAGI-based WAH is not subject to the provisions described in subsection (2) of this section. 
  2. An SSI-related client, including supplemental security income (SSI) recipients, who needs LTC services must also:
    1. Not have a penalty period of ineligibility as described in WAC 182-513-1363, 182-513-1364, or 182-513-1365;
    2. Not have equity interest in their primary residence great than the home equity standard described in WAC 182-513-1350;
    3. Disclose to the state any interest the applicant or spouse has in an annuity and meet annuity requirements described in chapter 182-516 WAC.
  3. An SSI recipient must submit a signed health care coverage application form attesting to the provisions described in subsection (2) of this section.  A signed and completed eligibility review for long-term care benefits can be accepted for SSI clients applying for long-term care services. 
  4. To be eligible for WAH LTC waiver services, a client must also meet program requirements described in:
    1. WAC 182-515-1505 through 182-515-1509  for COPES, New Freedom, PACE and WMIP services; or
    2. WAC 182-515-1510 through 182-515-1514  for DDA Waivers
  5. A client who is eligible for categorically needy WAH coverage is certified for twelve months.
  6. A client who is eligible for medically needy WAH coverage is approved for a period of months described in WAC 182-513-1395  (6) for:
    1. Institutional services in a medical institution; or
    2. Hospice services in a medical institution.
  7. The medicaid agency or its designee determines a client's eligibility as it does for a single person when the client's spouse has already been determined eligible for LTC services.


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