(a) To be eligible for Medicaid in this state
an applicant must be a resident of the state.
Except as otherwise provided in (c) in
this section, a resident of the state is an individual who is physically
present in the state and living in the state voluntarily with the intent to
remain in the state permanently or for an indefinite period of time. The
department will determine if an individual is a resident of the state using the
methodology established in 42 C.F.R. 435.403
, revised as of
October 1, 2005, and adopted by reference.
An individual currently in the state who
plans to leave the state after a short period of time, including a migrant
worker, is a resident of the state for the purposes of Medicaid if that
(1) lives in the state on the date
(2) is not
receiving public assistance from another state; and
(3) entered the state with employment, or the
intent to find employment, regardless of whether the individual is actually
employed at the time of application.
(d) An applicant or recipient is not required
to have a permanent mailing address as a condition of eligibility. If an
applicant or recipient does not have a permanent mailing address, the applicant
or recipient must keep the department informed of a mailing address at which
the applicant or recipient can receive mail. The department will deliver any
correspondence and the recipient's Medicaid identification card to the most
recent address provided by the applicant or recipient.
(e) Once an applicant establishes state
residency, the applicant retains state residency until the applicant
establishes residency in another place.