2021 IM Memos

2021 IM Memos

IM-36 TPL-1 FORM UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  TPL-1 FORM UPDATE FORM REVISION # TPL-1 Instructions   DISCUSSION: The TPL-1 form has been updated to include an email address for the Third Party Liability (TPL) Unit. After completion of a TPL-1 form, send a copy via email to the TPL Unit at tpl.database@dss.mo.gov and retain a copy in […]

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IM-34 THE WORK NUMBER MANUAL NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR NEGATIVE ACTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE WORK NUMBER MANUAL NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR NEGATIVE ACTIONS FORM REVISION # (IM-50E) DISCUSSION: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires the Family Support Division to notify participants when a negative action is the result of information reported by a consumer reporting agency such as The Work Number. System work […]

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IM-33 THE WORK NUMBER FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT REQUIREMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE WORK NUMBER FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT REQUIREMENTS DISCUSSION: The information provided by The Work Number is subject to FCRA requirements.  Refer to manual section 0110.060.05 Electronic Verification System Legal Basis for more information.  Policy regarding proper authorization to review FCRA sources is available in the Electronic Verification System portion […]

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IM-32 THE WORK NUMBER BY EQUIFAX PORTAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE WORK NUMBER BY EQUIFAX PORTAL           DISCUSSION: The Family Support Division (FSD) is adding The Work Number portal to the Electronic Verification System (EVS).  The Work Number provides earned income verification.    When the Work Number provides a response for an employer a cost is incurred. […]

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IM-31 FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS CHANGE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS CHANGE        DISCUSSION: The FSD Customer Service Centers will be closed on Saturday, April 3, 2021.   All centers will reopen on Monday, April 5, 2021 and will return to their normal hours of operation.  Effective April 5, 2021, hours of operation will be Monday […]

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IM-29 COVID-19: END OF EXTENSION FOR ALL SHOW ME HEALTHY BABIES (SMHB) PROGRAM COVERAGE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19: END OF EXTENSION FOR ALL SHOW ME HEALTHY BABIES (SMHB) PROGRAM COVERAGE                            DISCUSSION: Coverage under the SMHB program no longer includes extension of coverage during the Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The Family Support Division has received clarification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that because SMHB […]

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IM-28 QUALITY CONTROL (QC) REVIEW COOPERATION LANGUAGE ADDED TO NOTICES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  QUALITY CONTROL (QC) REVIEW COOPERATION LANGUAGE ADDED TO NOTICES DISCUSSION: This memorandum introduces new language added to the Action Notice (FA-150) effective February 7, 2021.  The new language encourages and notifies households of the requirement to cooperate with Quality Control (QC) reviews of their case.  Per Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]

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IM-27 2021 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND RAILROAD (RR) INCOME

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND RAILROAD (RR) INCOME DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff that VA and RR participants received a 1.3% COLA for MAGI programs effective January 2021. NOTE: The Families First Coronavirus Response Action […]

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IM-26 2021 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY INCOME GUIDELINES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY INCOME GUIDELINES MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX A (1900.000.00) DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to update the income guidelines for Presumptive Eligibility due to the increase in the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These guidelines are effective from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. Appendix […]

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IM-25 2021 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.20.10 1800.000.00 APPENDIX A 1800.000.00 APPENDIX B 1800.000.00 APPENDIX D 1800.000.00 APPENDIX E 1800.000.00 APPENDIX I FORM REVISION # IM-4PRM                     DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2021, the […]

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IM-24 MILEAGE EXPENSE RATE INCREASE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MILEAGE EXPENSE RATE INCREASE MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J DISCUSSION: The state mileage rate used to calculate expenses for Income Maintenance Programs will increase to $0.43 effective April 1, 2021. A Memorandum for DSS Employees was issued by the Human Resource Center announcing the same change to employee mileage reimbursement […]

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IM-23 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)-EXCESS INCOME VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)-EXCESS INCOME VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MANUAL REVISION # 1115.095.00 1115.095.05 1115.095.10 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memo is to provide clarification from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of a change in the federal regulation for the treatment of verification of excessive income claimed by SNAP households. […]

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IM-22 HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCB) REFERRAL UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCB) REFERRAL UPDATE MANUAL REVISION # 0820.030.10.05 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce a clarification added to the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual. Section 0820.030.10.05 has been updated to clarify that a Home and Community Based (HCB) […]

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IM-21 INCARCERATION REPORTED BY ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY (AFGE)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCARCERATION REPORTED BY ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY (AFGE) FORM REVISION # Information Notice-Regarding an Action Taken on your Case (IM-50AfGE) DISCUSSION: The Accurint for Government Eligibility (AfGE) portal provides information regarding incarceration in more than 30 states.  AfGE may be used for the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and […]

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IN-20 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLAIM COMPROMISE UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLAIM COMPROMISE UPDATE MANUAL REVISION # 1142.055.05 1142.085.00 – obsolete DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce updates to Food Stamp Policy Manual section 1142.055.05 Compromising Claims.  Policy section, 1142.085.00 Deferred Adjudication is now obsolete.   Updates to section 1142.055.05 Compromising Claims include: […]

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IM-19 UPDATE TO MO HEALTHNET GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH APPLICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO MO HEALTHNET GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH APPLICATION FORM REVISION # IM-1MAGW DISCUSSION: The MO HealthNet Gateway to Better Health Application has been updated to reflect the 2021 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) income maximum of $1310.00.  Use this updated version effective immediately and discard all previous versions.  NECESSARY ACTION: […]

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IM-18 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # Appendix J, Adult Standards Chart Appendix K, MO HealthNet Aged, Blind, and Disabled Program Descriptions Appendix L, Aged, Blind, Disabled Income Chart Appendix M, Medicare Cost Savings Program DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, […]

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IM-17 INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTIES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTIES MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J APPENDIX N                                                     DISCUSSION: The purpose of this […]

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IM-16 CLARIFICATION OF THE QUALIFIED INCOME TRUST (QIT) TRUSTEE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED (HCB) AND MISSOURI’S CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (MOCDD) WAIVER PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   CLARIFICATION OF THE QUALIFIED INCOME TRUST (QIT) TRUSTEE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED (HCB) AND MISSOURI’S CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (MOCDD) WAIVER PROGRAMS         MANUAL REVISION #  1025.015.04.01.02 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff of clarification added to the QIT section 1025.015.04.01.02 […]

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IM-15 UPDATE TO SUSPENSION FOR INCARCERATED PARTICIPANTS FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   UPDATE TO SUSPENSION FOR INCARCERATED PARTICIPANTS FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0840.020.00 1885.040.00 DISCUSSION: MO HealthNet (MHN) benefits must be suspended for any participant who becomes incarcerated. Suspension for Incarcerated Participants policy was added to […]

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IM-14 UPDATES TO INCOME AND DEDUCTION SECTIONS IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO INCOME AND DEDUCTION SECTIONS IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.05 1805.030.20.05 1805.030.20.10 1805.030.20.15 1805.030.25.10 1805.035.00 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce updates to the following income and deductions sections in the MAGI manual. Updates include formatting changes and specific changes […]

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IM-13 UPDATE TO MEDICAL REPORT INCLUDING PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION/DISABILITY EVALUATION (IM-60A) AND INSTRUCTIONS

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   UPDATE TO MEDICAL REPORT INCLUDING PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION/DISABILITY EVALUATION (IM-60A) AND INSTRUCTIONS FORM REVISION # IM-60A INSTRUCTIONS DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff of updates to the form “Medical Report Including Physician’s Certification/Disability Evaluation” (IM-60A) and the corresponding instructions. The IM-60A now uses current medical information regarding […]

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IM-12 UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AMOUNT

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AMOUNT MANUAL REVISION # 0850.005.20 Appendix J Appendix K Appendix L DISCUSSION: The threshold amount established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine eligibility under Section 1619 of the Social Security Act has increased to $3,693 effective January 1, 2021. NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum […]

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IM-11 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FS-1 REVISED APPLICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FS-1 REVISED APPLICATION FORM REVISION # FS-1 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce the updated Application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) form (FS-1). The revised FS-1 updates terminology and replaces Food Stamp(s) with SNAP. The FS-1 has been updated to reflect […]

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IM-10 REVISIONS TO THE CALCULATION METHODS AND FREQUENCY CODES CHART

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISIONS TO THE CALCULATION METHODS AND FREQUENCY CODES CHART FORM REVISION # CALCULATION METHODS AND FREQUENCY CODES CHART DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to announce revisions to the Calculation Methods and Frequency Codes Chart. For the calculation method ADD, the following has been added: When a change in […]

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IM-09 REVISION TO THE CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION SECTION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISION TO THE CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION SECTION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 0205.040.05 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to update the TA manual section 0205.040.05 Eligibility Determination to introduce an additional option to prove citizenship allowed by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. This […]

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IM-08 ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY (AFGE) PORTAL

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY PORTAL FORM REVISION # DISCUSSION: Accurint for Government Eligibility (AfGE) is the newest portal being added to the Electronic Verification System (EVS). AfGE may be used for the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) and Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) programs at the time […]

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IM-07 COVID-19 ELEVENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 ELEVENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allows for Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households.  The P-SNAP program raises a household’s SNAP […]

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IM-06 COVID-19 TENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 TENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allows for Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households.  The P-SNAP program raises a household’s SNAP […]

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IM-05 INCOME MAINTENANCE FEBRUARY PROCESSING PAID OVERTIME

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   INCOME MAINTENANCE FEBRUARY PROCESSING PAID OVERTIME ATTACHMENT:    OVERTIME PAYROLL SHEET As of Sunday, February 21, 2021 and through Saturday, March 6, 2021 all Income Maintenance (IM) staff are approved to work paid overtime (OT) to: Process SNAP, MHABD, TA and CC Applications, Verifications received, FA-325 follow Up, BA/CIC, SNAP […]

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IM-04 COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0205.005.30.10   0210.015.35.40 0805.015.10   1025.015.01.02 1110.020.30   1115.015.90 DISCUSSION: Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as Stimulus Payments, were approved as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) […]

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IM-03 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY ALLOTMENT CHANGES

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY ALLOTMENT CHANGES  MANUAL REVISIONS:   1115.099.00 DISCUSSION:  This memo references the changes to the maximum allotment addressed in IM-01 dated January 6, 2021. The temporary increase to monthly SNAP allotments occurred over the weekend of January 16, 2021.  A manual revision was made to reflect […]

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IM-02 COVID-19: UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19:  UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 DISCUSSION: Memo IM-37, dated April 29, 2020, introduced 3 new types of Unemployment Compensation funds that were created on March 27, 2020, as a result the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Those funds were the Federal Pandemic […]

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IM-01 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The memo is to inform staff that the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 allows states to increase the base household SNAP benefit by 15%  from January 2021 to June 2021. For the month of January, 2021 […]

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