Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATED POLICY ALLOWING ELIGIBILITY CHANGES FOR SUSPENDED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PARTICIPANTS
MHN participants who become incarcerated, or are determined eligible while incarcerated, must have their MHN suspended until release. Policy is updated to allow all case actions for a suspended participant.
Suspended participants (or their household or authorized representative) must complete annual renewals and report changes in circumstance during incarceration. Family Support Division (FSD) will attempt to complete annual renewals without contacting the participant; however, if this is not possible, an annual renewal form will be sent to the participant’s mailing address, which may be the jail or prison, or their household address.
If an annual renewal or a change of circumstance causes a change to eligibility for a suspended participant, FSD will take action on these changes and send appropriate notices.
This may include, but is not limited to:
- Changing the level of care.
- Moving from MAGI to Non-MAGI programs.
- Closing eligibility.
Revised MAGI policy is in Family MO HealthNet manual section, 1885.040.00 Suspension of MAGI Benefits for Incarcerated Individuals.
Revised Non-MAGI policy is in MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled manual section, 0840.020.00 Suspending Incarcerated Participants.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.