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: CLARIFICATION FOR UPDATING SSI INCOME FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED (MHABD) VENDOR PARTICIPANTS
MANUAL REVISION #82
The purpose of this memorandum is to inform FSD staff of updated policy regarding how SSI income is treated when a participant enters a nursing home facility. MHABD Manual section, 0815.030.05 Determining Adjusted Gross Income has been updated to provide additional clarification.
When a participant enters a vendor facility, his or her SSI benefits will change due to the new living situation. The Social Security Administration reduces SSI benefits, and requires SSI recipients to repay benefits received after the change in living situation occurs. To guarantee the correct surplus for vendor coverage is calculated and the participant has funds to pay SSI recovery and surplus, FSD staff will update the SSI income when notified of vendor placement regardless of whether or not SSI amount has been updated yet on IIVE.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
- FSD staff that updates vendor placement must also update SSI income.