Eligibility requirements are the same as for QMB (see PM 06-12-01) except:
- the income standard is higher,
- QI-1 eligibility may be retroactive to 3 months before the month of application, and
- the person must not be eligible for Medicaid.
NOTE: A person enrolled in spenddown is not considered eligible for Medicaid and may be eligible for QI-1 benefits.