Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)


Eligibility Policy - 12/16/2019

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2047.01 Reasonable Opportunity for Non-Citizens - An application shall not be delayed or denied because the agency was unable to verify the non-citizen status of an individual declaring to be a qualifying non-citizen. If otherwise eligible, the application shall be processed and approved granting a reasonable opportunity period. The reasonable opportunity period shall be three (3) calendar months commencing from the date of approval. If proof of qualifying non-citizen status is provided, the Reasonable Opportunity period ends and additional information is not necessary. If prior medical assistance has been requested and the individual is otherwise eligible, coverage shall be approved for these prior months as well.

The following processes shall be utilized:

a. Research by the agency - Staff shall review the application, case file and imaged documents to determine if the applicant has previously declared they meet a qualifying non-citizen statuses.

b. Contact with the applicant or recipient – If there is not enough information available to determine if the applicant is a qualifying non-citizen, phone contact is required to obtain additional information necessary to confirm whether or not the individual meets a qualifying non-citizen status. Staff shall attempt to obtain document types, immigration ID numbers and other details during this contact. If unable to reach the applicant, the individual is not provided with a Reasonable Opportunity period and a request for information is generated.

c. Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) – The Tier 1 and Tier 2 processes are completed as indicated in 2047. If SAVE does not provide the information needed to complete a full determination of eligible status, then a Reasonable Opportunity period is provided.

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