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Medical Care Services (MCS) program
Purpose: The Medical Care Services (MCS) Program provides health care coverage to legally present recipients of Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) cash assistance and the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral program who are unable to access other Washington Apple Health (WAH) programs due to their citizenship / immigration status.
Worker Responsibilities are carried out by CSD staff
- When an individual is approved for ABD cash assistance or HEN Referral, review this case to determine if they are Federally Qualified to receive Medicaid.
- If the individual is not Federally Qualified to receive Medicaid, screen in an A-track Assistance Unit (AU) and approve MCS for the same certification period as ABD / HEN Referral.
- At the time of Mid-Certification Review, Eligibility Review, or Disability / Incapacity Review, extend MCS eligibility if the individual remains eligible for ABD or HEN Referral.
- Terminate MCS when eligibility for ABD / HEN Referral ends.