Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: INCREASE IN VENDOR MAXIMUM MONTHLY MAINTENANCE STANDARD AND MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SPOUSAL SHARE
Effective January 1, 2022, the Maximum Monthly Maintenance Standard and the minimum and maximum spousal share amounts are increased.
The new Maximum Monthly Maintenance Standard is $3435.00. MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual Appendix B – Maintenance Standards for Allotments has been updated to reflect the change effective January 1, 2022.
The Minimum Monthly Maintenance Standard of $2178 was announced in Memorandum IM-72 Increase in Vendor Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance and Shelter Standards Adjustments in Vendor, dated July 1, 2021.
The new minimum spousal share is $27,480.00. The new maximum spousal share is $137,400.00. Both amounts become effective for any assessment completed on or after January 1, 2022. IM Manual Sections 1030.035.10, 1030.035.20, and 1030.035.25 have been updated to reflect the spousal share increases effective January 1, 2022.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.