IM-016 – REVISIONS TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND CITIZENSHIP SECTIONS OF DECEMBER 1973 MANUAL

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT:  REVISIONS TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND CITIZENSHIP SECTIONS OF DECEMBER 1973 MANUALMANUAL REVISION #12
1005.010.00
1010.000.00

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify staff of updated links in the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements manual for Social Security number and citizenship. The links have changed from the obsolete Family Healthcare (FAMIS) manual to the Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) manual.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM-015 – CLARIFICATION OF TICKET TO WORK HEALTH ASSURANCE PROGRAM (TWHA) PREMIUM PAYMENTS

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  CLARIFICATION OF TICKET TO WORK HEALTH ASSURANCE PROGRAM (TWHA) PREMIUM PAYMENTSMANUAL REVISION #11
0855.005.45.05

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce changes to the MO HealthNet Ticket to Work Health Assurance (TWHA) section of the MO HealthNet Manual. Clarification has been added to section 0855.005.45.05 Premium Collection Process to provide additional information received from the MO HealthNet Division (MHD) regarding participant options for payment of premiums, and coverage dates when premiums are missed.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM-014 – 2019 INCREASE IN SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY (SGA)

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT: 2019 INCREASE IN SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY (SGA)MANUAL REVISION #10
APPENDIX D

DISCUSSION:

The Social Security Administration announced an increase to the SGA amount.

Effective January 1, 2019, the monthly SGA amount for:

The Income Maintenance (IM) policy manual section: Appendix D has been updated to reflect this change.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM-013 – SPEND DOWN NOTICE (IM-29SPDN) AND INSTRUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT:  SPEND DOWN NOTICE (IM-29SPDN) AND INSTRUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISHFORMS MANUAL #4
IM-29SPDN (SPANISH)
IM-29SPDN instructions (SPANISH)

DISCUSSION:

This memorandum is to notify staff of the availability of the Spanish version of the IM-29SPDN and instructions. Both forms are now available in Spanish in the Forms Manual.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM-012 – REVISED SPEND DOWN NOTICE (IM-29 (SPND))

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT: REVISED SPEND DOWN NOTICE (IM-29 (SPND))FORMS MANUAL #3
IM-29 SPDN

DISCUSSION:

The Spend Down Notice (IM-29 (SPND)) has been revised.

The revision includes updates to wording and format to make it more easily understood. Changes include:

  • bold type to draw attention to information concerning whether the spend down has been met, or if more expenses are needed,
  • addition of the Stakeholder Unit telephone number, and
  • addition of the Spend Down Unit telephone number

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
  • Begin using the new IM-29 (SPND) with revision date 6/18 immediately.

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IM-011 – REVISION OF ACHIEVING BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE (ABLE) MANUAL SECTIONS

FROM:PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT:REVISION OF ACHIEVING BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE (ABLE) MANUAL SECTIONSMANUAL REVISION #9
1025.015.17
0805.015.10

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce a revision to the 1025.015.17 Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) Account section of the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements Manual and the 0805.015.10 Income Exclusions section of the Medical Assistance for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled manual.

The following information has been updated:

  • contributions to ABLE accounts
  • distributions from ABLE accounts
  • resource values of ABLE accounts

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM 010 – CLARIFICATION OF MO HEALTHNET FOR FAMILIES (MHF) ELIGIBILITY

FROM:PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT:CLARIFICATION OF MO HEALTHNET FOR FAMILIES (MHF) ELIGIBILITYMANUAL REVISION #8
1810.020.00

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to share a clarification of eligibility for MO HealthNet for Families (MHF). As previously stated, parents or caretaker relatives receiving SSI cannot receive MHF. It is now clarified that a parent receiving SSI should be included in the household but not receive MHF benefits.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM-009 – REASONABLE COMPATIBILITY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCOME IN THE HOUSEHOLD

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTORSUBJECT:  REASONABLE COMPATIBILITY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCOME IN THE HOUSEHOLDMANUAL REVISION #7
1805.030.15.10

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify policy regarding reasonable compatibility when there is more than one income in a household.

EXAMPLE: Husband and wife apply for their children’s coverage. Mom has one source of income and dad has one source of income.

We have added manual section 1805.030.15.10 Reasonable Compatibility with More Than One Income in the Household to clarify what to do when comparing self-attested combined income and electronically obtained combined income (EOI) and:

  • One statement of combined income (EOI or self-attested) is below the income guideline and one statement of combined income (EOI or self-attested) is above the guideline; and
  • the difference between the two (2) statements of income is greater than 10%

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum and manual revision with appropriate staff.

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IM-008 – MAGI PRE-POPULATED ANNUAL RENEWAL FORM (IM-1U) TIMEFRAME

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  MAGI PRE-POPULATED ANNUAL RENEWAL FORM (IM-1U) TIMEFRAMEMANUAL REVISION #6
1880.005.00

DISCUSSION:

This memorandum provides an update to the MAGI Pre-populated Renewal Form 1880.005.00 section in the Annual Renewal policy.

Effective immediately the participant has 30 calendar days to return the pre-populated Annual Renewal form (IM-1U). Previously the participant had 45 days to return the IM-1U.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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IM-007 – FOOD STAMP STUDENT ELIGIBILITY POLICY UPDATE

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: FOOD STAMP STUDENT ELIGIBILITY POLICY UPDATE

MANUAL REVISION #5
1135.025.00 – STUDENTS IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memo is to inform staff of the update to Food Stamp policy 1135.025.00 STUDENTS IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION to clarify student eligibility.

The updates explain Eligible Student codes on the EDINFO (FMAJ) screen and when it is necessary to verify student status of part-time, half-time and full-time. SkillUp is also clarified.

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

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