Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: 2023 MAGI COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR SSA/SSI INCOME
Effective April 1, 2023, MAGI cases will be updated to reflect an 8.7% COLA for Social Security Administration (SSA) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) participants.
Note: Due to the Continuous Eligibility Condition, no cases will have coverage closed or reduced to a lower level of care until an annual renewal has been completed.
Cases that include income types Social Security Adult (disability or received off disabled/deceased spouse), Social Security Adult (retirement), Social Security Child (disability or received off disabled/deceased parent), and SSI are subject to an automatic increase of 8.7%. The eligibility system will end date the previous income and add a new piece of income evidence that reflects the adjusted income amount.
Cases That Did Not Adjust
Some cases will not adjust during COLA. These cases will require manual intervention from staff to add the increased income amounts. As cases are reviewed, check the income on each case to determine if the current income is entered. Update and verify income as required using established procedures.
For case updates made as a result of COLA, the eligibility system will finalize the decision(s) and send out the appropriate notices. Adverse Action notices will not be acted upon until an annual renewal has been completed on the case.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.