IM-076 – CONTINUATION OF BENEFITS DURING THE HEARING PERIOD

2018 Memorandums

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

IM-#075, 12/26/2018

TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT:   CONTINUATION OF BENEFITS DURING THE HEARING PERIOD

MANUAL REVISION #56
013.020.50

DISCUSSION:

This memorandum introduces an update to the Hearings Manual. The update includes continuing benefits when a hearing is requested unless the Eligibility Unit (EU) or household specifically requests the benefits not continue during the hearing process.

The EU or household must now request benefits be discontinued during the hearing process, if they do not wish to continue benefits during this time.

NOTE: If the hearing decision affirms the FSD action, FSD will establish a claim for any benefits the EU or household was overpaid while waiting on the hearing decision.

This update applies to all Income Maintenance (IM) programs:

  • Food Stamps (FS)
  • Temporary Assistance (TA)
  • Family MO HealthNet – MAGI (MHN)
  • MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MHABD)
  • Child Care Assistance (CC)

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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