PM 02-04-03

new textWhen unmarried adults on the same application qualify for MAGI programs, workers must split and register separate cases in IES for each adult. Each case may be certified using the same application and signature page.

Note: Refer to the IES Job Aids page for information about how to split a case in IES.

Example 1: Mom applies for herself and her 21 year old son who she will claim as a tax dependent. Worker splits the case in IES and registers a separate case for the adult son.

new textWhen an adult applies on behalf of another adult who is not in the same tax household, not a spouse, not a parent-in-common, and does not meet any of the other criteria listed in PM 02-04-03, the second adult must file a separate application.

Example 2: Mom applies for herself and her 21 year old son. Neither Mom, nor her son are tax filers. The adult son must file a separate application.

In the above situation, deny the other adult using denial TAR 33. The notice must be suppressed (until we can change the notice reason on the automated denial notice), and a manual notice sent with this reason:

  •  "You must apply for medical benefits separately. You may apply online at or by calling 1-800-226-0768."