Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)

Eligibility Policy - 12/9/2022

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2061 Referral to Child Support Services - Eligibility Staff are responsible for referring cases to CSS where there is one or more parents absent from the household (including a deceased parent). Only participating adults who are receiving coverage on the Caretaker Medical program shall be referred. Families requesting medical coverage only for children may elect to participate with CSS but are not required to be referred. See 2068 for voluntary referrals.

It is the function of the eligibility staff to determine continued parental absence and the function of the CSS staff to obtain support on behalf of the spouse and/or child(ren). Parental absence is based on self-attestation of household members.

For Family Medical, the referral is an automatic process in KEES following completion of the Non-Custodial referral and authorization of the program. Referrals are not made when there is no absent parent or when parental rights have been severed. See the KEES User Manual for further information on system processing.

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