DATE: July 29, 2010
SUBJECT: Puerto Rican Issued Birth Certificates
DISTRIBUTION: Medicaid Staff
ABD Medicaid Change Notice 10-10, Citizen/Alien Requirements, and F&C Medicaid Change Notice 06-10, Citizen/Alien Requirements were published to the online manual site and effective July 1, 2010.
These Change Notices update policy and corresponding figures to reflect changes to the citizenship requirements and include revised policy regarding Puerto Rican issued birth certificates.
The Puerto Rican government has amended their law and will now invalidate all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 on September 30, 2010.
Policy and corresponding figures instruct that Puerto Rico born citizens must provide birth certificates issued or reissued on or after July 1, 2010. Due to the amended law, Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 are acceptable citizenship documentation until October 1, 2010.
If you have any questions, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative or Work First Representative.
Craigan L. Gray, MD, MBA, JD, Director
This material was researched and written by Grace Lane, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.