Qualified Individuals-1 (QI-1) meet all the eligibility requirements for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), except countable income must be more than 120% of the FPL and equal to or less than 135% FPL. HFS pays Medicare Part B Supplemental Medical
Insurance Benefits (SMIB) premiums through the SMIB Buy-In program. This is the only benefit an eligible person receives.
Persons eligible for QI-1 may participate in the Department of Revenue's Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.
The Family Community Resource Center decides if a person in spenddown or applying for medical is eligible for QI-1.
For AABD clients, HFS has no claim against the estate of a client who only receives QI-1.