If all eligibility requirements are met, age eligible children are eligible for MC+ healthcare coverage. Coverage begins with the first day of the month of application, provided the child is non-CHIP and is subsequently found eligible, and was not obviously ineligible for the entire month of application and any subsequent month prior to approval. If a child is obviously ineligible for the entire month of application and any subsequent months prior to approval, MC+ healthcare coverage begins with the first day of the month in which eligibility is met.
Eligibility determination for prior quarter MC+ healthcare coverage is separate from eligibility determination of current MC+ healthcare coverage. A child DOES NOT have to be currently eligible for MC+ healthcare coverage to be eligible for prior quarter coverage and vice versa. The effective dates of prior quarter coverage are no earlier than the first day of the third month prior to the month of application and can extend to but not include the first day of the month of application.
MC+ healthcare coverage is date specific for all MC+ Non-CHIP children at the time of closing. The process is the same as for MAF. (Refer to Section 0905.015.10 )