Emergency Medical Assistance

2.5.3.1.1 Mandatory Verifications

Mandatory verifications must be verified through electronic data sources or by paper proof, if electronic data sources are unsuccessful or unavailable. Self-attestation alone is not acceptable verification of mandatory verifications.

Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) for Families with Children and Adults

People using a basis of eligibility under Medical Assistance for Families with Children and Adults (MA-FCA) must verify current income.

EMA for People Who Are Age 65 or Older or People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability

People using a basis of eligibility under Medical Assistance for People Who Are Age 65 or Older or People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability (MA-ABD) must verify:

  • Assets

  • Certification of Disability through Social Security Administration (SSA) or State Medical Review Team (SMRT) for people claiming a blind or disabled basis of eligibility

  • Current income

EMA with a Spenddown

People who qualify for EMA with a spenddown must also verify:

Verifications Not Required

People applying for EMA are not required to verify:

  • Immigration Status

  • Medical Emergency

  • Social Security Number

County, tribal and state servicing agencies must retain verification documentation in accordance with the County Human Service Records Retention Schedule (DHS-6928).

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.139

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.350

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 440.255

Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.06, subdivision 4