DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
PO BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: BLIND PENSION ADDENDUM
Due to changes to the Blind Pension (BP) program, additional information is required to complete an application or reinvestigation.
A Blind Pension Addendum has been designed to gather the additional driver license information required.
The BP Addendum is required for each person making application for Blind Pension, August 28, 2018 or later. The BP Addendum is required for all reinvestigations beginning August 28, 2018, through and including reinvestigations for October 2018. Reinvestigation forms (FA402) sent by FAMIS for November 2018 will include the necessary questions. A form must be completed by each individual who is requesting or receiving Blind Pension and must be signed by the individual or the authorized representative.
Send the BP Addendum with all mailed paper applications.
Send the BP Addendum with an FA325 Request for Information or an IM31a Request for Information, allowing 10 days for it to be returned, for all pending applications and reinvestigations, as listed above. If it is not returned, the application maybe rejected, or action maybe started to close the case for failure to provide requested information.
NOTE: The BP Addendum must be sent by certified mail.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
- Require the Blind Pension Addendum for all applications beginning August 28, 2018.
- Require the Blind Pension Addendum for all reinvestigations beginning August 28, 2018 through and including reinvestigations for October 2018.