IM-54 MOBILE PAYMENT APPLICATIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  MOBILE PAYMENT APPLICATIONS

MANUAL REVISIONS #
0110.040.05
0205.005.30
1025.010.00
1030.000.00
1110.000.00

 

DISCUSSION:

Mobile payment applications have been added to the resource policies for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance (TA), and MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind & Disabled (MHABD). Consider mobile payment applications a resource when determining Child Care (CC) eligibility as well.

Mobile payment applications are tools individuals can use to pay for goods and services and also used to send money to vendors, friends and family. Money can be held within these apps, similar to a checking or savings account, therefore mobile payment applications are considered resources when determining eligibility.

Mobile payment applications include, but are not limited to:

  • CashApp
  • Venmo
  • Google Pay
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
  • Meta Messenger

Refer to FAMIS Resources for instructions on entry of liquid resources.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-53 UPDATES TO MANUAL SECTIONS THAT REFER TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND (SAB)/BLIND PENSION (BP) COMBINATION CASES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO MANUAL SECTIONS THAT REFER TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND (SAB)/BLIND PENSION (BP) COMBINATION CASES

MANUAL REVISION #
0210.005.10
0210.005.60
0405.005.00
0410.005.05
0505.005.00

 

DISCUSSION:

TA manual section 0210.005.60 TA-SAB or TA-BP Combination Cases is updated to align with other similar policies to state that participants who receive SAB are not included in the TA household but may be a payee-only on the TA case. In addition, SAB and BP participants may choose between receiving SAB or BP and TA benefits.

TA, SAB, and BP manual sections, 0210.005.10 Individuals Excluded from the TA Household, 0405.005.00 Non-Receipt of Other Assistance, 0410.005.05 TA – SAB Assistance Groups, and 0505.005.00 Non-Receipt of Other Assistance are updated to correct outdated terminology, grammar, and layout to improve readability.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-52 UPDATES TO THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION (NVR) MANUAL AND MISSOURI VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION – MO 231-0167 (REVISED 08/16)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION (NVR) MANUAL AND MISSOURI VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION – MO 231-0167 (REVISED 08/16)

MANUAL REVISION #
2100.020.00
2100.030.00

 

DISCUSSION:

NVR manual section 2100.020.00 has been revised to reformat information, update links to the newest version of the NVR Application with the revision date 8/16, and update the section title and terminology.

NVR manual section 2100.030.00 has been revised to update terminology and add a section on assisting homeless individuals.

There have been no changes to NVR requirements and procedures.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-51 CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT VERIFICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT VERIFICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

MANUAL REVISION #
1102.015.40

 

DISCUSSION:

The SNAP policy manual has been revised to instruct staff to verify obligated and actual child support payments through the Missouri Automated Child Support System (MACSS). Staff should no longer utilize the interface screen within FAMIS to verify these payments. Continue to use the INTRFACE screen (FMK0) as reference for potential MACSS payments.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-50 ADDITIONAL UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY RESOURCE FORM (TPL-1) INSTRUCTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  ADDITIONAL UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY RESOURCE FORM (TPL-1) INSTRUCTIONS

FORM REVISION #
TPL-1 INSTRUCTIONS

 

DISCUSSION:

The health care program for uniformed service members, TRICARE, replaced the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) program. The TPL-1 Instructions have been updated to remove the reference to CHAMPUS. The updated instructions are located in the public forms manual and the internal forms manual.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-49 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL UPDATE TO CORRECT SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) TYPO

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL UPDATE TO CORRECT SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) TYPO

MANUAL REVISION #
0205.075.10

 

DISCUSSION:

Manual section 0205.075.10 Exemptions from the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit is updated to correct bullet point within #13 to state the correct type of income. It now reads Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-48 ENDING EARNED INCOME IN FAMIS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  ENDING EARNED INCOME IN FAMIS

 

DISCUSSION:

This memo is to remind staff of proper procedures when ending an income source in FAMIS, as noted in IM-14 of 2008. When an income source has ended, staff must determine when the employment ended and when the last paycheck from the ended employment will be received.

  • If employment ends the same month as the last paycheck received, the end-date for the income source is the date the last paycheck was received.
  • If the employment ends one month, and the last paycheck is received the following month, the end date for the income source is the date of the last paycheck.
    • If the income source is ended the month before receipt of the last pay stub, the income will not be budgeted correctly for the last month.

Example: Application received 3/3/2022. Applicant states they last worked on 2/22/2022 and will receive the final paycheck 3/4/2022. Enter a March budget with the amount the applicant reports and enter an April budget with $0, as no further income is anticipated from the employer. When verification of the final pay is received, update the budget to reflect the actual amount of pay received in March, and end the income source with the date the last paycheck was received in March.

Refer to the FAMIS Ending Income user guide in FAMIS Resources for additional information.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-47 ENTERING TIMELY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  ENTERING TIMELY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

MANUAL REVISION #
1145.015.05

 

DISCUSSION:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) manual section 1145.015.05 Timely Disqualifications has been updated to include clarifying the first month to impose the disqualification for an individual found ineligible to receive SNAP benefits as well as changing food stamps to SNAP and EU to household.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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IM-46 REPLACEMENT REQUEST/AFFIDAVIT FOR FOOD STAMP BENEFITS LOST FROM AN EBT ACCOUNT (IM-113) OBSOLETE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  REPLACEMENT REQUEST/AFFIDAVIT FOR FOOD STAMP BENEFITS LOST FROM AN EBT ACCOUNT (IM-113) OBSOLETE

FORM REVISION #
IM-113 obsolete

 

DISCUSSION:

The Replacement Request/Affidavit for Food Stamp Benefits Lost from an EBT Account (IM-113) is now obsolete.

The Replacement Request (IM-110) should be used for all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) replacement requests.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff
  • Discontinue use of the IM-113

 

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IM-45 UPDATING CROWDFUNDING THRESHOLD FOR MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) METHODOLOGY

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATING CROWDFUNDING THRESHOLD FOR MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) METHODOLOGY

MANUAL REVISION #
1805.030.20.10

 

DISCUSSION:

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides clarification on when crowdfunding or third party transactions are reportable and taxable. MAGI manual section 1805.030.20.10 Income Excluded Under MAGI has been revised to incorporate the following updates:

  • Lower threshold for reporting
  • Taxability of the income source

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

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