Revision 21-2; Effective June 1, 2021
The Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program is an extension of QMB.
A person receiving Medicaid may also receive SLMB.
Note: ME-Pickle and ME-Disabled Adult Child recipients cannot be dually eligible for SLMB as the Medicare Part B premium is already paid.
To be eligible for SLMB, a person must meet the eligibility criteria for QMB (see Section Q-2000), except the person must have an income that is greater than 100% but less than 120% of the federal poverty level.
The following may be certified for SLMB if all eligibility criteria are met:
- people 65 or older residing in an institution for mental diseases (IMD);
- people of any age residing in state supported living centers;
- people residing in intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related condition (ICF/IID); and
- people residing in state supported living centers.