IM-09 CLARIFICATION ADDED TO MID-CERTIFICATION REVIEW (MCR) POLICY FOR RETURNING INCOMPLETE OR UNSIGNED REVIEWS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION ADDED TO MID-CERTIFICATION REVIEW (MCR) POLICY FOR RETURNING INCOMPLETE OR UNSIGNED REVIEWS

MANUAL REVISION #
1140.020.00

 

DISCUSSION:

A note specifying to allow the household 10 days to return an incomplete or unsigned review was added to 1140.020.00 Mid-Certification Reviews.

When returning an incomplete or unsigned MCR, the date in the field for “Failure to return this form by ______ may result in a loss of benefits” on the IM-2MCR form should allow 10 days for the participant to complete, sign, and/or return the form.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

 

 

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IM-08 UPDATE TO 1619 THRESHOLD

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: UPDATE TO 1619 THRESHOLD

MANUAL REVISION #
Appendix J

 

DISCUSSION:

The threshold amount established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine eligibility under Section 1619 of the Social Security Act has decreased to $3,690 effective January 1, 2024. Additional information regarding 1619 eligibility is available in manual section 0850.005.20 Financial Need.

Appendix J of the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual was updated to reflect the new threshold.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

 

 

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IM-07 REVISION TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TYPES OF MEDICAL COSTS ALLOWED

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: REVISION TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TYPES OF MEDICAL COSTS ALLOWED

MANUAL REVISION #
1115.035.15.10

 

DISCUSSION:

SNAP policy section 1115.035.15.10 Types of Medical Costs Allowed has been renamed to 1115.035.15.10 Types of Medical Expenses Allowed.

Additional changes are listed below:

  • Policy and terminology is expanded, updated and re-formatted.
  • Note regarding budgeting SMI premium until SMI is no longer deducted from the Social Security payment is removed.
    • Buy-ins now occur in 10 days on average and no more than 30 days.
  • Premiums for prescription insurance and prescription discount plans are now listed as allowable medical expense.
  • Cost of building a ramp for a handicapped person is removed and replaced with adaptive equipment in vehicles and homes.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff

 

 

 

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IM-06 JANUARY 2024 – QUARTERLY FORMS UPDATE

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: JANUARY 2024 – QUARTERLY FORMS UPDATE

 

DISCUSSION:

Income Maintenance forms and documents are reviewed and revised quarterly, and as necessary. New forms and documents are created as required or requested.

All new and revised IM forms show a revision date of 01/2024, unless otherwise stated. Revised IM forms with older revisions dates are now obsolete. Family Support Division (FSD) will accept obsolete forms until 03/31/2024.

Note: Child Care program information was removed from many FSD forms and documents as Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) systems are used for eligibility (2023 Memo IM-103).

Participants may access the Application for Child Care Subsidy for Children and Families (MO 500-3469) and additional information from the Child Care Subsidy Information for Families webpage on the DESE website.

New and Revised Forms available in the public and internal forms manuals:

Form Number Form Name New or Revision: 
IM-4Finding Help
IM-4Finding Help (Spanish)
Finding Help brochure Revision –removed the Child Care program information. Revision date (12/2023)
IM-4 Employment Impacts Benefits
IM-4 Employment Impacts Benefits (Spanish)
How Employment Impacts Your Benefits flyer Revision – removed the Child Care program information.
IM-4Spend Down
IM-4Spend Down (Spanish)
Spend Down flyer Revision – added information about paying online using the My MOHealthNet Portal, corrected the link to the Spend Down Frequently Asked Questions.
IM-6AR
IM-6AR (Spanish)
IM-6AR (Large Print)
Appointing an Authorized Representative Revision – removed references to Child Care program, added instructions for returning the completed form to FSD.
IM-31B (Spanish) Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Household New – Spanish translation of IM-31B (8/2023)
IM-31V Allowed Verification Revision – removed references to Child Care program.
IM-63HWR
IM-63HWR (Spanish)
MO HealthNet Undue Hardship Waiver Request Revision – updated language and formatting, moved form to public forms manual from internal forms manual
IM-100RWC
IM-100RWC (Spanish)
Request to Withdraw or Close Revision – removed Child Care Program, added MO HealthNet Children’s Insurance Program (CHIP), reformatted program list

 

New and Revised Online Forms

Form Name New or Revision
Replacement Request Revision – updated to match IM-110 (9/2023) by updating non-discrimination language.

 

New and Revised Forms available only to FSD staff in the internal forms manual:

Form Number Form Name New or Revision
IM-32 MAGI (Spanish) MO HealthNet Approval Notice Revision – Spanish translation of IM-32 MAGI (12/2023)
IM-33 MAGI
IM-33 MAGI (Spanish)
Notice of Case Action Revision – updated formatting, updated legal references, updated hearing and report changes language
IM-63HWD
IM-63HWD (Spanish)
MO HealthNet Undue Hardship Waiver Decision Revision – updated language
IM-63HWN
IM-63HWN (Spanish)
MO HealthNet Undue Hardship Waiver Notice Revision – changed form name, updated hearings and report changes language

 

Obsolete forms should no longer be used by FSD staff. These forms are no longer in use with current FSD processes. In addition to forms listed above with older revision dates, the following forms are also obsolete:

Form Number Form Name
IM-1CC
IM-1CC (Spanish)
IM-1CC (Large Print)

Child Care Application

IM-4CC
IM-4CC (Spanish)
Child Care Subsidy Brochure
  Child Care Fraud Brochure
IM-30 UCCW Units of Care Calculation Worksheet

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
  • Begin using revised forms immediately.
  • Discard and recycle blank obsolete forms.
  • Share with community partners.

 

 

 

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IM-05 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) RECONCILIATION – COVERED EARNINGS SECTION

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) RECONCILIATION – COVERED EARNINGS SECTION

MANUAL REVISION #
1105.098.20

 

DISCUSSION:

Some immigrants must have 40 qualifying quarters of coverage under Title II of the Social Security Act or be credited with such quarters to be eligible for SNAP. 1105.098.20 Reconciliation – Covered Earnings of the SNAP manual was updated to match Social Security’s processes and form changes when qualifying quarter discrepancies are reported and to clarify copies of IIVEs cannot be stored in the case record.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

 

 

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IM-04 REVISION TO MO HEALTHNET (MHN) POLICY ALLOWING ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS TO MOVE FROM ONE MHN PROGRAM TO ANOTHER

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: REVISION TO MO HEALTHNET (MHN) POLICY ALLOWING ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS TO MOVE FROM ONE MHN PROGRAM TO ANOTHER

MANUAL REVISION #
0840.010.00
0840.015.05
1890.000.00
1890.010.00
1890.010.10
1890.010.20

 

DISCUSSION:

MHN policy is updated with requirements for active participants moving from one program to another when a change in circumstance occurs, or upon request from the participant.

An active MHN participant does NOT require a new application to move from one program to another, as long as they remain in the same household. All actions should be completed ex parte (which means without contacting the participant), if possible.

Note: This policy does NOT change the existing policy for an active participant or applicant who is requesting a cash benefit. See 0804.025.00 MO HealthNet Application Concurrent With MHABD Cash Programs.

Policy updates shown below should be reviewed by all staff:

Non-MAGI Policy Manual

MAGI Policy Manual

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

 

 

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IM-03 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) APPLICATION, FS-1, UPDATED

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) APPLICATION, FS-1, UPDATED

FORM REVISION #

FS-1 FS-1 (Dari)
FS-1 (Spanish) FS-1 (Pashto)
FS-1 (Large Print)  

 

DISCUSSION:

The SNAP Application (FS-1) has been updated with the following changes:

  • Instructions to return the form were added,
  • New Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) ages were added,
  • New ABAWD exemptions were added, and
  • Automated calls and texts opt out options were updated.

The revised FS-1 is available in English, Spanish, Dari, Pashto, and Large print. The Online application is also updated with these changes.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
  • Begin using the FS-1 with the revision date of 09/2023 at the release of this memo.

 

 

 

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IM-02 2024 AFFORDABLE INSURANCE QUOTES UPDATED ON FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) APPENDIX G

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: 2024 AFFORDABLE INSURANCE QUOTES UPDATED ON FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) APPENDIX G

MANUAL REVISION #
APPENDIX G

 

DISCUSSION:

The CHIP Affordability Test Calculator, Appendix G, has been updated with 2024 insurance quotes from the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). Affordable insurance determinations for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) premium children must still be completed.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
  • Begin using the updated CHIP Calculator (MAGI Appendix G) January 1, 2024.

 

 

 

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IM-01 NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) PILOT WITH LEXISNEXIS EXPIRATION

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) PILOT WITH LEXISNEXIS EXPIRATION

FORM REVISION #
IM-39DPP obsolete
IM-39DPR obsolete

 

DISCUSSION:

The Family Support Division’s (FSD) participation in the NAC Pilot with LexisNexis ends on December 31, 2023, and access to the NAC Pilot portal will be revoked.

Continue to follow policy 1105.015.15 Duplicate Participation to prevent and eliminate duplicate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation using the National Directory of Contacts to verify participation, closings, and Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) non-work months in other states.

The following forms are now obsolete:

  • Duplicate Participation Prevention Notice (IM-39DPP)
  • Duplicate Participation Response Notice (IM-39DPR)

FSD will transition to the post pilot version of the NAC approximately February 2024. Additional information will be provided when available.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
  • Discontinue use of IM-39DPP and IM-39DPR

 

 

 

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