What medical coverage does a supplemental security income client, essential person, and an ineligible spouse get?
Effective July 1, 2012
1. If you are an SSI client you automatically get categorically needy (CN) medical coverage (WAC 388-505-0110 ) unless you:
a. Refuse to provide private medical insurance information; or
b. Refuse to assign the right to recover insurance funds to the department (WAC 388-505-0540).
2. If you are an essential person as described in WAC 388-474-0001 you get CN medical coverage as long as you continue to live with the SSI client.
3. If you are an ineligible spouse you are not considered an SSI recipient. You must have your medical assistance determined separately.