Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: BLIND PENSION RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT UPDATED ON ONLINE INFORMATION PAGE
The Blind Pension online information page has been updated to better explain the eligibility requirement of Missouri residency.
A participant meets the residency requirement to receive Blind Pension when he/she intends to remain in Missouri if:
- the participant has been a resident of Missouri for at least 12 months prior to application for Blind Pension, or
- the participant became blind while he/she was a resident of Missouri, and has maintained residency in Missouri since becoming blind, (whichever is the shortest time period).
NOTE: Blind Pension applications and maintenance are handled exclusively by the Blind Service Center in Lincoln County.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
- Review online change: https://dss.mo.gov/fsd/blind-pension.htm