Emergency Medical Assistance Financial Eligibility

This subchapter provides financial policy information that applies to Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA). This includes eligibility factors that involve a person’s income or assets.

A person must meet the financial eligibility requirements for their Medical Assistance (MA) basis of eligibility at application and renewal. However, sponsor deeming does not apply to EMA.

People who are not eligible for EMA because they are over the income limit for their basis of eligibility and who have medical expenses may be eligible for EMA with a spenddown.

This subchapter includes links to the MA-ABD and MA-FCA financial eligibility policies. Also included is a link to the TEFRA option for children who have a disability and household income above the income limit.

  1. MA-FCA Financial Eligibility

  2. MA-ABD Financial Eligibility

  3. MA under the TEFRA Option