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256B.0635 CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
    Subdivision 1. Increased employment. (a) Until June 30, 2002, medical assistance may
be paid for persons who received MFIP or medical assistance for families and children in at
least three of six months preceding the month in which the person became ineligible for MFIP
or medical assistance, if the ineligibility was due to an increase in hours of employment or
employment income or due to the loss of an earned income disregard. In addition, to receive
continued assistance under this section, persons who received medical assistance for families and
children but did not receive MFIP must have had income less than or equal to the assistance
standard for their family size under the state's AFDC plan in effect as of July 16, 1996, increased
by three percent effective July 1, 2000, at the time medical assistance eligibility began. A person
who is eligible for extended medical assistance is entitled to six months of assistance without
reapplication, unless the assistance unit ceases to include a dependent child. For a person under 21
years of age, medical assistance may not be discontinued within the six-month period of extended
eligibility until it has been determined that the person is not otherwise eligible for medical
assistance. Medical assistance may be continued for an additional six months if the person meets
all requirements for the additional six months, according to title XIX of the Social Security Act,
as amended by section 303 of the Family Support Act of 1988, Public Law 100-485.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2002, contingent upon federal funding, medical assistance for families
and children may be paid for persons who were eligible under section 256B.055, subdivision 3a, in
at least three of six months preceding the month in which the person became ineligible under that
section if the ineligibility was due to an increase in hours of employment or employment income
or due to the loss of an earned income disregard. A person who is eligible for extended medical
assistance is entitled to six months of assistance without reapplication, unless the assistance unit
ceases to include a dependent child, except medical assistance may not be discontinued for that
dependent child under 21 years of age within the six-month period of extended eligibility until
it has been determined that the person is not otherwise eligible for medical assistance. Medical
assistance may be continued for an additional six months if the person meets all requirements
for the additional six months, according to title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended by
section 303 of the Family Support Act of 1988, Public Law 100-485.
    Subd. 2. Increased child or spousal support. (a) Until June 30, 2002, medical assistance
may be paid for persons who received MFIP or medical assistance for families and children in
at least three of the six months preceding the month in which the person became ineligible for
MFIP or medical assistance, if the ineligibility was the result of the collection of child or spousal
support under part D of title IV of the Social Security Act. In addition, to receive continued
assistance under this section, persons who received medical assistance for families and children
but did not receive MFIP must have had income less than or equal to the assistance standard for
their family size under the state's AFDC plan in effect as of July 16, 1996, increased by three
percent effective July 1, 2000, at the time medical assistance eligibility began. A person who is
eligible for extended medical assistance under this subdivision is entitled to four months of
assistance without reapplication, unless the assistance unit ceases to include a dependent child,
except medical assistance may not be discontinued for that dependent child under 21 years of age
within the four-month period of extended eligibility until it has been determined that the person is
not otherwise eligible for medical assistance.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2002, contingent upon federal funding, medical assistance for families
and children may be paid for persons who were eligible under section 256B.055, subdivision 3a,
in at least three of the six months preceding the month in which the person became ineligible
under that section if the ineligibility was the result of the collection of child or spousal support
under part D of title IV of the Social Security Act. A person who is eligible for extended medical
assistance under this subdivision is entitled to four months of assistance without reapplication,
unless the assistance unit ceases to include a dependent child, except medical assistance may not
be discontinued for that dependent child under 21 years of age within the four-month period of
extended eligibility until it has been determined that the person is not otherwise eligible for
medical assistance.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 2002 c 277 s 34]
History: 1997 c 85 art 3 s 22; 1998 c 407 art 6 s 13; 1999 c 245 art 4 s 59; 1Sp2001 c 9 art
2 s 40,41,76; art 10 s 66; 2002 c 277 s 31,33; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 12 s 38,39