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WAC 182-504-0025

Medicare savings program certification periods.

Certification periods for the different kinds of medicare savings programs are not all the same. The chart below explains the differences.
Medicare Savings Program
Certification
Period
Start Date
QMB (qualified medicare beneficiary)
S03
12 months
On the first day of the month following QMB eligibility determination
SLMB (Special low income medicare beneficiary)
S05
12 months
Up to three months prior to the certification period if on the first day of the first month of certification, the person:
• Is or has been enrolled in medicare Part B; and
• Meets SLMB eligibility requirements.
QDWI (Qualified disabled working individual)
S04
12 months
Up to three months prior to the certification period if on the first day of the first month of certification, the person:
• Is or has been enrolled in medicare Part A; and
• Meets QDWI eligibility requirements.
QI-1 (Qualified individual)
S06
Thru the end of the calendar year following QI-1 eligibility determination
Up to three months prior to the certification period if on the first day of the first month of certification, the person:
• Is or has been enrolled in medicare Part B; and
• Meets QI-1 eligibility requirements.
[WSR 11-24-018, recodified as § 182-504-0025, filed 11/29/11, effective 12/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530 and 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a) (Section 1902 (n)(2) of the Social Security Act of 1924). WSR 05-01-126, § 388-416-0035, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. WSR 98-16-044, § 388-416-0035, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-521-2150, 388-521-2155 and 388-521-2160.]
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