Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: INCREASE IN RESOURCE LIMITS FOR QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (QMB), SPECIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (SLMB), AND QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS (QI-1 OR SLMB2) PROGRAMS
MANUAL REVISION #31
Effective January 1, 2019, the QMB, SLMB, and SLMB2 resource limits increased. For a single individual, the resource limit increased from $7,560 to $7,730. For a married couple, the resource limit increased from $11,340 to $11,600. Resource maximums have been updated in the Family Assistance Management Information System (FAMIS). There is no change in policy regarding how to determine available resources.
Income Maintenance Manual Sections Eligibility Requirements 0865.010.00 and Resources (QMB) 0865.010.15 have been updated to include the increase in resource limits. The MO HealthNet Program Description Aged, Blind, and Disabled Chart and MO HealthNet Aged, Blind and Disabled Income Chart have been updated on the Intranet and Internet to show the increased resource limits.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.