2.5.6.3 Medical Assistance Northstar Non-Title IV-E Foster Care and Non-Title IV-E Kinship Assistance

Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility is determined using a variety of non-financial, financial and post-eligibility requirements. Children who receive Non-Title IV-E Foster Care or Non-Title IV-E Kinship Assistance are not automatically eligible for MA. They must qualify for MA by meeting the requirements of their basis of eligibility. Most of these children are eligible for MA for Families with Children and Adults (MA-FCA). Children with a disability or blindness who need additional services may be eligible for MA for People Who Are Age 65 or Older and People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability (MA-ABD).

The following policies are specific to children who receive Non-Title IV-E Foster Care or Non-Title IV-E Kinship Assistance:

  • Parental income deeming rules do not apply beginning with the month of placement.

  • A medical support referral is not required.

  • Excluded time rules determine the county financial responsibility only for Foster Care Assistance. The county of financial responsibility for children receiving Kinship Assistance follows the standard rules. See MA County Residency for more information.

  • People who are applying on behalf of these children should apply at the county, tribal, or state agency using the Minnesota Health Care Programs Application for Certain Populations (DHS-3876). These children should not apply through MNsure.

The following polices apply:

  1. MA for Families with Children and Adults (MA-FCA)

  2. MA for People Who Are Age 65 or Older and People Who Are Blind or Have a Disability (MA-ABD)

  3. State Residency for Adoption Assistance and Foster Care