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Hearing Memo on Mass Health Standard income limit for individual within a household

Date: 
07/11/2005

GBLS hearing memo which, after being sent to DMA Legal, led to DMA reversing its decision and approving the appellant's application. DMA had denied the application finding that the appellant, whose sole income is SSDI, was over the income limit when viewed as a household with her teenage daughter who receives SS dependent's benefits. GBLS argued that the appellant should qualify individually for QMB Medicaid benefits because she receives Medicare, and DMA Legal agreed.

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