All HFS Medical programs other than 'Health Benefits for Persons with Breast or Cervical Cancer (BCC)' and 'Medical Extensions' have a 12 month certification period. See PM 06-20-04 for BCC and PM 18-05-06 for Medical Extension policy. Since deemed newborns have continuous eligibility through age one, they have a certification period of 13 months (from month of birth to month they reach one year old).
Under IES Phase 2, the initial 12 month certification period for all other medical programs will be set in the following manner.
Eleven months are added to the month of application to determine the 12 month certification period. Backdate months are not part of the initial 12 month period.
The 12 month certification period begins with the first month of eligibility when an individual is not eligible for the month of application, and is eligible beginning with a month after the application month.
See PM 19-02-07 regarding resetting medical certification periods in an IES case at REDE and on active cases.
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