PM 06-13-00: Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLIB) Program

WAG 06-13-00.

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLIB)s meet all the eligibility requirements for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) except countable income is not more than 120% of the Federal Poverty Level. HFS pays Medicare Part B Supplemental Medical Insurance Benefits (SMIB) premiums through the SMIB Buy-In program.

SLIBs receive no other benefits unless they qualify for Medicaid. SLIBs only receive all Medicaid services if they also receive Medical Only. The person may be in an active Medical Only case or may apply for Medical Only.

Persons eligible for SLIB may participate in the Department of Revenue's Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.

Local offices decide if a person in spenddown or applying for medical is eligible for SLIB.

For AABD clients, HFS has no claim against the estate of a SLIB Only client.