Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
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)
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 Disabled (MHABD) and Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) programs at the time of application and at annual renewal.
Refer to the AfGE User Guide for instructions on how and when to access incarceration information available in the AfGE portal.
Continue to follow the policies and procedures discussed in the following memos:
- IM-11 Introduction of Suspension of MO HealthNet Benefits for Incarcerated Participants for All MO HealthNet Programs, dated February 17, 2020
- IM-12 Introduction of New Forms for Suspended MO HealthNet (MHN) Benefits for Incarcerated Participants, dated February 19, 2021
- Email Memo-7 System Changes in FAMIS to End Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance (TA), and Child Care (CC) Benefits when MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) is Suspended Due to Incarceration, dated March 29, 2020
The Suspending MO HealthNet Participants (IM-150) form must be completed using the information gathered from the AfGE portal. The form and AfGE printout must be sent in one attachment via email to MHNJailsandDOCReport@ip.sp.mo.gov. The AfGE results must also be stored in the participant’s electronic file in the Electronic Content Management (ECM) system. Sending the document to the SharePoint address does not automatically add the document to the electronic file in the ECM.
Incarceration information provided by the AfGE portal is subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirements. Staff must have the appropriate FCRA authorization prior to searching the AfGE portal for incarceration information. Information regarding proper authorization to review FCRA sources is available in the Electronic Verification System section of the General Information manual.
NOTE: Individuals who are not applying for or receiving MO HealthNet coverage must sign an Authorization for Verification (IM-6EVS) form before their information can be accessed in the AfGE portal. This includes spouses who are not requesting coverage on the MHABD case and parents who are not requesting coverage on the MAGI case.
In order to notify the participant of a negative action taken on their case due to information reported by AfGE, staff must include an IM-50AfGE Information Notice-Regarding an Action Taken on your Case with the notices regarding the suspension of MO HealthNet benefits. This form provides notification for the participants MO HealthNet case as well as any additional cases such as TA, CC, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Questions must be sent through normal supervisory channels to the MHN Program and Policy Unit at COLE.MHNPolicy@dss.mo.gov. If a case specific policy clearance is needed, the Request for Interpretation of Policy (IM-14) process should be utilized.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.