Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) APPLICATION POLICY FOR INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS
Updates have been made to MHN policy to allow individuals who are incarcerated to apply for MHN benefits and be suspended until their release from custody.
0105.040.30 MO HealthNet Application for Inmates in Custody of Department of Corrections in the General Information Manual has been updated and advises staff to refer to the new Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) policy section.
1802.010.80 Specialized Application Procedures has been updated to add MO HealthNet Applications for Incarcerated Individuals.
1802.010.80.15 MO HealthNet Applications for Incarcerated Individuals is a new MAGI policy section. This section provides information about allowing MHN applications for incarcerated individuals and immediately suspending their medical benefits according to 1885.040.00 Suspension of MAGI Benefits for Incarcerated Individuals and 0840.020.00 Suspending Incarcerated Participants.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
- At this time, FSD field staff should refer to 2015 IM Memorandum #13 (2/9/2015) for processing information.
- Specialized Units will follow established procedures to begin suspension.