Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATES TO DURATION OF APPOINTMENT OF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL
MANUAL REVISION #
Section 0803.020.10.20 Duration of Appointment of Representative has been updated to remove the requirement that an application must be received within 30 days of the receipt of the signed Appointment of Authorized Representative (IM-6AR) form.
Additionally, this section has been modified to advise a signed IM-6AR must be received within 90 days of the date of the participant’s signature to be a valid IM-6AR.
EXAMPLE: An employee of the local hospital submits an IM-6AR on behalf of Aaron, who is applying for MO HealthNet. The IM-6AR was signed by Aaron 7 months ago. The IM-6AR was not submitted within 90 days of the date Aaron signed it, therefore, it is not a valid IM-6AR.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.