Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: AWAY FROM HOME FOR MAGI CASES
MANUAL REVISION #17
This memorandum introduces two new policy sections to the MAGI MO HealthNet Policy manual: 1802.020.45.15 Absence from the Home at Application, and 1885.035.00 Away from Home. These sections explain how to treat an application and interim change when a household member is away from the home temporarily.
At application and during an interim change, temporary absences do not negatively affect eligibility as long as the individual intends to return to the home within 90 days. Some examples of being absent or away from the home are:
- School attendance
- Stays at regional diagnostic centers
- Visits out of state
The parent/caretaker relative or the child may be temporarily absent from the home for 90 days or less and eligibility will not be impacted.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.