Policy Options for Using SNAP to Determine Medicaid Eligibility and an Update on Targeted Enrollment Strategies

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This letter to state health officials and Medicaid directors clarifies and expands upon the opportunities for facilitating Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment. In particular, it is offering states a new opportunity under Medicaid state plan authority to use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) gross income to support Medicaid income eligibility determinations at both initial application and renewals for certain populations.

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Date: Sep 2015
Author: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services