For all claimants residing in states for which we make Medicaid eligibility determinations,
complete 59(a), except in states with automatic assignment of rights laws. Consult regional instructions
to determine which states have these laws.
NOTE: Although a "NO" response to (a) eliminates the need to answer (b) and (c), explain
that refusal to assign their rights will not affect their entitlement to Medicare,
Social Security, or eligibility to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but will probably
result in a Medicaid denial as described in SI 01730.040F.1.