If a newborn is added to an existing case and the case becomes ineligible before the newborn's first birthday:
Example: Ms. B receives Moms and Babies for herself. The LMDD is 02/01. Her baby is born on 05/06/01 and added to the case. Ms. B fails to respond to the worker's request for proof of current income at the end of the 60-day postpartum period. Delete Ms. B from the case and enter 05/01 in Item 30.
Newborns whose mother was covered for HFS medical benefits for the newborn's birth are deemed eligible and are continuously eligible for medical benefits until they are a year old regardless of changes in income. Rather than aligning a deemed newborn's certification period with the other medical EDGs on a case, the newborn's cert period will be set to end after they turn 1 year old.
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