R414-302-3 - Citizenship and Alienage

R414-302-3. Citizenship and Alienage

(1) The Department incorporates by reference 42 CFR 435.406 October 1, 2012 ed., which requires applicants and recipients to be United States (U.S.) citizens or qualified aliens and to provide verification of their U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status.

(2) The Department elects to cover applicants and recipients who are under 19 years of age and lawfully present as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396 b(v) and 42 U.S.C. 1397 gg(e)(1), and referenced in Section S89 of the Utah Medicaid State Plan.

(3) The Department shall decide if a public or private organization no longer exists or is unable to meet an alien's needs. The Department shall base the decision on the evidence submitted to support the claim. The documentation submitted by the alien must be sufficient to prove the claim.

(4) One adult household member must declare the citizenship status of all household members who will receive Medicaid.

(5) A qualified alien, as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641 who was residing in the U.S. before August 22, 1996, may receive full Medicaid, Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB), or Qualifying Individuals (QI) services.

(6) A qualified alien, as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641 newly admitted into the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996, may receive full Medicaid, QMB, SLMB, or QI services after five years have passed from the person's date of entry into the U.S.

(7) The Department accepts as verification of citizenship documents from federally recognized Indian tribes evidencing membership or enrollment in such tribe including those with international borders as required under Section 211(b)(1) of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111 3, or as prescribed by the Secretary.

(8) The Department provides reasonable opportunity for applicants or clients to present satisfactory documentation of citizenship as required under Section 211(b)(2) of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111 3.

(9) The Department considers that an infant born to a mother who is eligible for Medicaid at the time of the infant's birth has provided satisfactory evidence of citizenship. The Department does not require further verification of citizenship for the infant as required under Section 211(b)(3) of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111 3.

(10) The Department adopts and incorporates by reference 42 CFR 435.949 and 42 CFR 435.952, October 1, 2012 ed.

(a) The Department shall verify citizenship and immigration status requirements through the Federal Data Services Hub or through other electronic match systems approved by the Secretary.

(b) If the Department cannot verify citizenship or immigration status through an electronic match system or the electronic data is not reasonably compatible with the client statement, the client must provide verification of citizenship and identity as described in 42 CFR 435.407.

(Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-14, effective 7/1/2016)

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