Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AND INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTIES
The threshold amount established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine eligibility under Section 1619 of the Social Security Act has increased to $4,134 effective January 1, 2023. Additional information regarding 1619 eligibility is available in manual section 0850.005.20 Financial Need.
The average private pay nursing care rate increased to $6,983 per month effective. For applications taken on or after April 1, 2023, use $6,983 to determine the number of months of ineligibility for vendor level services.
Appendix J of the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual lists the current average private pay nursing care rate and current 1619 threshold.
Appendix N of the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements Manual lists the historical values for average private pay nursing care rates.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.