Eligibility Online Manual
M1302 Tuberculosis Program
Purpose: This section will assist in determining eligibility for the Tuberculosis Program.
Current Policy Effective Date: April 1, 2014
Date Last Reviewed: January 14, 2021
Previous Policy: April 1, 2012
POL M1302: DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAM
1. Applicants Must Meet Basic Eligibility Factors
Refer to Section M600 for a description of all basic eligibility factors.
2. Applicants Must Be Screened For Medicaid Program Eligibility
Applicants must be screened for eligibility in other Medicaid programs before being considered for the Tuberculosis Assistance Program.
3. Applicants Must Provide Verification Of Tuberculosis Infection
Verification of infection must be provided within 30 days.
4. SSI Eligibles Do Not Need To Submit Application
If SSI is lost, an application will be required to redetermine eligibility.
5. Applicants Must Meet Income Requirements
6. Clients Must Be Reviewed
Clients must be periodically reviewed every 12 months to determine continued eligibility. Refer to Section M1403 for information on reviewing eligibility.
A review is not required for SSI clients.
Clients must be reviewed for other Medicaid program eligibility before closing cases.
7. Clients May Lose Benefits
The case will close on the first day of the next month when any of the following occur:
Client does not complete review.
Client enters a public institution, excluding the Geriatric Hall at the State Hospital in Evanston.
Client no longer has active TB infection.
Client moves out of state.
Client determined no longer eligible.
Defining Group: Social Security Act §1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XII) and 1902 (z)(1)
Income: Social Security Act § 1902(e)(14)(A) and (E)
1. MAGI-based income methodologies are used for this program.