Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)


Eligibility Policy - 12/5/2021

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5411 Social Security - Social Security income is exempt as outlined below.

5411.01 SSI - Income of an SSI recipient (including 1619(b) recipients) and retroactive SSI benefits (even if the individual receiving the benefit is no longer an SSI recipient) are exempt as income in the month received. This does NOT apply to persons receiving long term care in Medicaid approved institutions as provided in Medical-KEESM 8112).

5411.02 Social Security Death Benefits - Social Security death benefits are exempt as income when used toward the cost of burial.

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