Q-3000, Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries – MC-SLMB

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.

Related Policy

Medicare Savings Program Information, Appendix IX
Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB), A-8200
Medicare Savings Program Overview, Q-1000
MSP Resource Limits, Q-1300