IM-044 UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AGE 15 AND YOUNGER APPLYING FOR MO HEALTHNET

2018 Memorandums

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
PO BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI

IM-#044, 05/18/2018

TO:  ALL FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION OFFICES
FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT:  UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AGE 15 AND YOUNGER APPLYING FOR MO HEALTHNET
MANUAL REVISION #33
1802.020.00

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce new policy added to the Application section of the Family Healthcare Manual – MAGI regarding unaccompanied children age 15 or younger who apply for MO HealthNet.

If an application for MO HealthNet is received from a child, age 15 or younger, and does not include a responsible adult living in their home, explore the following:

  • Where is the child living?
  • Who does the child live with?
  • Is there a responsible adult living in the child’s household?

If the child is not living with a responsible adult, report this to Children’s Division through the Mandated Online Reporting site found at https://dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm. FSD staff must complete the online referral with all known information.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
  • Immediately begin making referrals for children in this category.

PL/df