In section 1634 States, explain the AOR requirements in A. above in all aged and simultaneously
developed applications, PERCs for deferred claims, and at the first post-eligibility
contact with an individual who has moved from an SSI State or a section 209(b) State
into a section 1634 State.
Do not attempt to personalize the requirements by using the second person “you must assign your rights. . . .” Just state that the AOR requirements must be met in order to become Medicaid eligible.
Never ask a woman if she is pregnant or if she has recently delivered a child out of wedlock.
Just state the four requirements.
If the applicant wishes a detailed explanation of the AOR requirements, explain that
he/she may contact the Medicaid State Agency for more detailed information. If the
individual resides in a State which does not have automatic assignment (see E. below),
explain that the individual has the right to refuse assignment, but the consequences
of such a refusal will probably be a denial of Medicaid.
NOTE: Refusal to assign rights will not affect SSI, Social Security or Medicare benefits.