IM-101 UPDATE TO INCOME INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED UNDER MAGI

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
P.O. BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI

TO:  ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO INCOME INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED UNDER MAGI

MANUAL REVISION #70

1805.030.20.05                             

1805.030.20.10

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise that the MAGI MO HealthNet Policy Manual sections 1805.030.20.05 Income Included Under MAGI and 1805.030.20.10 Income Excluded Under MAGI have been updated.

Updates include:

  • Changes in whether to include or exclude alimony from divorces and separation:
    • Finalized before January 1st, 2019: included
    • Finalized after January 1st, 2019: excluded
  • An increase in the tax filer threshold for earned income from a child to: $12,000 based on the 2018 IRS Publication 501
  • Updating the term “commuter expenses” to “per diem reimbursements for travel expenses”
  • Updated instructions on verifying excluded income to accept client statement unless there is inconsistent information

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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