IM-131 MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED (MHABD) APPLICATION FOR OTHER BENEFITS LETTER

FROM:  REGINALD E. MCELHANNON, INTERIM DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED (MHABD) APPLICATION FOR OTHER BENEFITS LETTER

FORM:#32

APPLICATION FOR OTHER BENEFITS LETTER

 

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce the Application for Other Benefits Letter to be used at annual review for participants of MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MHABD) and Supplemental Nursing Care (SNC) programs who had applied or agreed to apply for other benefits they may have been entitled to receive, but verification of application for other benefits was unavailable at the time of application for MHABD or SNC. 

IM Manual Section 1000.005.00 APPLICATION FOR OTHER BENEFITS has been revised to allow participant self-attestation as acceptable verification of application for other benefits at application for MHABD or SNC; however, the participant must show proof of his/her application for other types of potential benefits at annual review.   

Effective immediately, staff must begin using the Application for Other Benefits Letter to request verification of the participant’s application for other benefits if there is no existing evidence available to verify at annual review.  Refer to IM Manual Section 0840.005.00.05 Application for Other Benefits at Annual Review.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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