Revision 18-2; Effective June 1, 2018


All regular MEPD policies for income apply to this program, except those specifically identified in Chapter M.

There is no support and maintenance considered for MBI. Do not develop support and maintenance.

There is no deeming of income for this program.


M-5100 Income Verification

Revision 13-3; Effective September 1, 2013


To be eligible, a person must be working and earning income. The person must provide proof of employment. Consider any of the following as proof of employment:

  • Tax payment verification under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA); or
  • Tax payment verification under the Self-Employment Contribution Act (SECA); or
  • A written explanation that substantiates the person is in an employed status.

Treatment of income will be different for the MBI income eligibility budget and the post eligibility premium budget.

Income limits are subject to change annually. See Appendix XXXI, Budget Reference Chart, for current limits.


M-5200 Medicaid Buy-In (MBI) Income Limits

Revision 18-2; Effective June 1, 2018


For those programs being tested using 250 percent of the federal poverty income limit (FPIL), use the following figures. To be certified for MBI, a person must have countable income less than 250 percent of the FPIL.


Income Limits

The monthly income limits for initial certification are:

Date Range 250% FPIL
Mar 1, 2018 to present $2,530
Mar 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 $2,513
Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017 $2,475
Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 29, 2016 $2,453
Mar 1, 2014 to Feb 28, 2015 $2,432
Mar 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2014 $2,394
Mar 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2013 $2,328
Mar 1, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012 $2,269
Mar 1, 2010 to Feb 28, 2011 $2,257

For additional prior year income limits, see Appendix XLI, Historical Income Limits Chart for Institutional, SSI and MBI.