Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: REGINALD E. McELHANNON, INTERIM DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION FOR OTHER BENEFITS AT APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS, AND SUPPLEMENTAL NURSING CARE (SNC)
MANUAL REVISION #79
Application for other benefits is a requirement for all MHABD programs per Federal Regulations in 42 CFR-435.608. This memorandum is to inform staff of a change in the verification requirement at application for MHABD, and SNC programs, which states participants not currently receiving SSI/SSDI or other benefits they may be entitled to receive, must verify status of application for those benefits.
Effective immediately, self-attestation is acceptable evidence to verify agreement to apply for, and/or application is currently pending for other benefits. IM Manual Section 1000.005.00 Application for Other Benefits has been updated to reflect this change.
Application for other benefits must be verified at annual review. If evidence is not provided, or is unavailable to FSD staff at annual review, staff must request verification from the participant. Refer to 0840.005.00.05 APPLICATION FOR OTHER BENEFITS AT ANNUAL REVIEW for additional information.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.