A. Clarification has been made that non-immigrants may be admitted to the U.S. legally, but only for a temporary or specified period of time. Non-immigrants do not meet the North Carolina residency requirement for Medicaid unless they enter the U.S. for employment purposes.
DATE: MAY 12, 2003
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 23-03
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: June 1, 2003
The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), as amended by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, P.L. 104-208, and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33, significantly changed Medicaid eligibility for individuals who are not citizens of the United States. In addition, it created new rules for deeming income and resources from an alien sponsor to certain sponsored immigrants.
This policy is effective June 1, 2003. Apply this policy to applications taken on or after June 1 and to redeterminations scheduled on or after June 1.
Remove MA-2220, pages 1-12.
Insert MA-2220, pages 1-15, dated 6-1-03.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
Nina M. Yeager
[This material was researched and written by Mary Spivey, EIS Consultant, and Debbie Pittard, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.]
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.