HHSC Publishes Information to Assist People with Terminated SSI (IL 2021-47)

November 23, 2021

HHSC has published IL 2021-47 (PDF). It assists people with terminated Supplemental Security Income. In Texas, people who get Supplemental Security Income benefits are eligible for Medicaid. Under normal circumstances, termination of SSI benefits results in losing Medicaid coverage.

Following the declaration of a federal public health emergency on Jan. 27, 2020, federal guidance allows HHSC to maintain Medicaid coverage for people who lose their SSI benefits. If there are any more changes to Medicaid coverage, HHSC will let those affected know.