Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: REVISIONS TO THE MISSOURI CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (MOCDD) SECTION OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL
MANUAL REVISION #65
The income and budgeting section of the MOCDD manual has been updated to discuss the budgeting of income that has been placed in a Qualified Income Trust (QIT).
The QIT trust allows a participant to place some of his/her income into the trust to reduce his/her monthly income to fall below the HCB maximum. QIT requirements are discussed in more detail in manual section 1025.015.04.01.02.
QIT trusts are an option for participants of the Home and Community Based Services (HCB), Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and the Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) programs.
All trusts, including QIT trusts, must be sent to the Program and Policy Unit for review using the Program and Policy SharePoint site. The response from the Program and Policy Unit will include specific information regarding how to budget the diversion of monthly income that will be added to the trust, as well as guidance on how to budget disbursements from the trust.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.