Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: 2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS
FORM REVISION #
Effective April 1, 2022, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income guidelines increase for all Family Healthcare (MAGI) programs.
MAGI cases will be adjusted in April 2022 based on the new FPL income guidelines; however, due to the Public Health Emergency (PHE), no cases will have coverage closed or reduced to a lower level of care due to FPL adjustments until after the PHE has ended.
NOTE: Change in circumstance or applications processed prior to April 1, 2022 will need to be authorized before the FPL change can be viewed.
Premiums paid for April coverage will be refunded to the participant if the FPL causes the case to:
- become eligible as a non-premium case;
- go from CHIP75 to CHIP74; or
- go from CHIP74 to CHIP73
The refund process will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.
MAGI MANUAL REVISION, PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, AND OTHER RESOURCES
MAGI Manual section 1805.030.20.10 Income Excluded Under MAGI has been updated to reflect an increase in the tax filer threshold for earned income from a child to $12,550 based on the 2021 IRS Publication 501.
NOTE: The tax filer threshold for unearned income from a child has not increased.
- Use the new FPL income guidelines beginning April 1, 2022.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.