Exception.

Exception.
(1) The requirement of paragraph (a) of this section does not apply and a State may give a Medicaid identification number to an individual who -
(1) The requirement of paragraph (a) of this section does not apply and a State may give a Medicaid identification number to an individual who -
(i) Is not eligible to receive an SSN;
(ii) Does not have an SSN and may only be issued an SSN for a valid non-work reason in accordance with 20 CFR 422.104; or
(iii) Refuses to obtain an SSN because of well-established religious objections.
(2) The identification number may be either an SSN obtained by the State on the applicant's behalf or another unique identifier.
(3) The term well established religious objections means that the applicant -
(i) Is a member of a recognized religious sect or division of the sect; and
(ii) Adheres to the tenets or teachings of the sect or division of the sect and for that reason is conscientiously opposed to applying for or using a national identification number.
(4) A State may use the Medicaid identification number established by the State to the same extent as an SSN is used for purposes described in paragraph (b)(3) of this section.

Source

42 CFR § 435.910


Scoping language

None
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