Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION OF TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTY EXEMPTION FOR SPECIFIC MO HEALTHNET PROGRAMS
MANUAL REVISION #37
The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff of the policy revisions located in section 1040.020.10 Investigation of Assets Transfer of the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements manual.
This policy has been revised to provide information on how an improper transfer of property penalty is not imposed for participants of MO HealthNet nursing facility (vendor level of care), for Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver Services, or Missouri’s Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) programs when all property is returned by the transferee to the transferor, per Section 1917 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396p). Policy has also been added to clarify how a partial return of a transferred asset will impact eligibility for those programs.
For additional information, refer to IM Manual Section 1040.000.00 TRANSFERS OF PROPERTY.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.