Cases with Medical Extension (ME) EDGs are maintained by the Family Community Resource Centers (FCRC).
A family no longer qualifies for ME if they no longer have a dependent child under age 18 in the home.
A family can receive ME up to 12 months when the reason they qualify is due to new or increased earnings. They qualify for the first 6 months without an income limit. Then they can receive an additional 6 months if they:
If the ME ends during the 12-month period, any person under age 19 remains eligible under Continuous Eligibility per PM 18-05-01.
See WAG 25-03-02(2) Medical for the ME income standard amounts (185% of the FPL).
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