Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: INTRODUCTION OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES FOR MILITARY MEMBERS OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER FOR NON-MISSOURI RESIDENTS SECTION IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL
MANUAL REVISION #
Senate Bill 656 2020 altered residency requirements for participants in need of services for a developmental disability who are:
- A military service member or
- An immediate family member residing with a military member.
Residents of other states who are temporarily living in Missouri and meet the above criteria can access Developmental Disability (DD) services provided by Department of Mental Health (DMH).
Screen MHABD applications for an indication of military participation. If the application indicates the applicants are non-Missouri residents, follow normal procedures to reject the application. Contact households that indicate someone is a participant in the military to inquire if a household member has or is suspected to have a developmental disability.
Refer participants who have or who may have a developmental disability to DMH. Send an email with the subject “DD Assessment-Military Household” to DMH.MedicaidEligibility@dmh.mo.gov.
For more information, review manual section 1015.005.00.05 Developmental Disability Services For Military Members Or Immediate Family Member For Non-Missouri Residents.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.