Utah Admin. Code R382-10-16 - Eligibility Decisions

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) The Department adopts and incorporates by reference 42 CFR 457.350, October 1, 2013, ed., regarding eligibility screening.
(2) The eligibility agency shall determine eligibility for CHIP within 30 days of the date of application. If the eligibility agency cannot make a decision in 30 days because the applicant fails to take a required action and requests additional time to complete the application process, or if circumstances beyond the eligibility agency's control delay the eligibility decision, the eligibility agency shall document the reason for the delay in the case record.
(3) The eligibility agency may not use the time standard as a waiting period before determining eligibility, or as a reason for denying eligibility when the agency does not determine eligibility within that time.
(4) The eligibility agency shall complete a determination of eligibility or ineligibility for each application unless:
(a) the applicant voluntarily withdraws the application and the eligibility agency sends a notice to the applicant to confirm the withdrawal;
(b) the applicant died; or
(c) the applicant cannot be located or does not respond to requests for information within the 30-day application period.
(5) The eligibility agency shall redetermine eligibility every 12 months.
(6) At application and review, the eligibility agency shall determine if any child applying for CHIP enrollment is eligible for coverage under Medicaid.
(a) A child who is eligible for Medicaid coverage is not eligible for CHIP.
(b) An eligible child who must meet a spenddown to receive Medicaid and chooses not to meet the spenddown may enroll in CHIP.
(7) If an enrollee asks for a new income determination during the CHIP certification period and the eligibility agency finds the child is eligible for Medicaid, the agency shall end CHIP coverage and enroll the child in Medicaid.

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Utah Admin. Code R382-10-16
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2014-22, effective 11/1/2014

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