A written request is required to add a person (other than a newborn) to an Assist or Moms and Babies case.
Send the client a written notice of approval or denial within 45 calendar days of the written request.
When a written request is received to add a person, review medical eligibility for the 3-month period before the month of the request.
If eligible, backdate medical for the person from the first day of the 3rd month before the month the written request is received.
The client does not have to prove medical need to qualify for backdate. Always start medical coverage on the first day of the month the person is eligible for backdate. See PM 17-02-05-a to backdate medical coverage.