WAC 182-517-0100

Effective November 21, 2011

WAC 182-517-0100 Medicare savings programs--Monthly income standards.

  1. The income standards for Medicare Savings Programs change each year based on the federal poverty level (FPL) published yearly by the federal government in the Federal Register at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml. The qualified Medicare beneficiary (QMB) program income standard is up to one hundred percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

  2. The specified low-income Medicare beneficiary (SLMB) program income standard is over one hundred percent of FPL, but not more than one hundred twenty percent of FPL.

  3. The qualified individual (QI-1) program income standard is over one hundred percent of FPL, but not more than one hundred thirty-five percent of FPL.  

  1. The qualified disabled working individual (QDWI) program income standard is two hundred percent of FPL .

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