Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: ANNUAL MO HEALTHNET FOR AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) ASSET LIMIT INCREASE AND RELATED MANUAL SECTION UPDATES
As a result of HB1565 (2016), asset limits for MHABD programs will increase effective July 1, 2022. Appendices J and K have been updated with the new amounts.
The weekend of June 11, 2022, all MHABD cases will be adjusted in the eligibility system. The Individual Asset Limit and Couple Asset Limit will be updated for actions effective the month of July 2022 and thereafter.
Effective July 1, 2022:
|Individual Asset Limit||$5301.85|
|Couple Asset Limit||$10603.70|
Method of Calculation
The percentage increase is based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPIU) between July of two (2) years prior to the year in which the current fiscal year (FY) begins and July of the immediately preceding year. The asset limit is rounded to the nearest five cents 13 CSR 40-8.020(4)(C).
Note: The calculation for FY 2023 is based on the unadjusted percent change from FY 2020 to FY 2021.
The following manual sections have been revised to update wording, remove references to specific resource amounts and instead, refer staff to Appendix J.
- Sections 0820.030.20 and 0855.005.35 of the MHABD Manual.
- Section 1030.000.05 of the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements Manual.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.