Family and Children's Medicaid MA-3525 MEDICARE ENROLLMENT & BUY-IN
X. PROCEDURES FOR ALIENS
A. Residency Requirement
Aliens must have lived in the United States for at least five consecutive years and be age 65 or older to be eligible for Medicare.
B. Case Management Report, Special Message, "Age 65 In MMM."
Review the case management report produced by EIS and sent to the county dss monthly. An aged alien who is authorized for Medicaid and does not have a valid RSDI claim number in EIS appears on this report.
1. Aged Aliens Who Do Not Have Five Years of Residence
a. If the alien appears on the case management report, enter the individual's Social Security number with a "Z" suffix in the RSDI claim number block
on the DSS-8125 under individual data. This allows claims for the alien to bypass Medicare suspect editing. These individuals are not qualified to enroll in Medicare Part B and procedures in Section VIII. do not apply.
b. Check the aged alien's passport for the latest entry date into the United States. (A/R must have five years of continuous residency before he qualifies for Medicare Part B.)
2. Aged Aliens Who Have Five Years of Permanent Residence
a. An application for Medicare must be made by the a/r, his representative, or the IMC following procedures in Section VIII.
b. When Medicare is approved, enter the valid RSDI claim number for buy-in accretion.
REVISED 11/01/11 – CHANGE NO. 15-11