|(a) Authorized under 42 U.S.C. §1396a(a)(10)(E)(iv) the Qualifying Individual (QI) Program pays only Medicare Part B premiums to a person who meets the requirements of this section. A person cannot be eligible for regular Medicaid and QI coverage at the same time. (b) To be eligible for QI coverage, a person must meet the eligibility criteria for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary coverage in §359.103(b) of this chapter (relating to Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program), except the person must have income that is at least 120% but less than 135% of the federal poverty level. (c) Eligibility for QI coverage is determined for each calendar year. (d) A person's QI eligibility may begin with the month of application. (e) A person with QI coverage is eligible for three months prior medical coverage if all criteria are met. The three-month prior period cannot extend back into the previous calendar year.