December 1973 Eligibility Requirements

1015.005.00.05 Developmental Disability Services for Military Members or Immediate Family Member for Non-Missouri Residents

IM-43, April 14, 2021

Senate Bill 656 amended RSMo 208.151 to change residency requirements for participants in need of developmental disability (DD) services who are:

  • A military service member or
  • An immediate family member residing with a military member.

DD services are administered by Department of Mental Health (DMH).  DMH will suspend DD services if a participant meeting the above criteria moves out of state for reasons relating to military service.  DMH will restore DD services once the participant returns to Missouri to reside. In addition, DMH will grant DD services to a resident of another state who meets the above criteria, but who is living temporarily in Missouri for reasons relating to military service for the duration of his/her time in Missouri.

NOTE:  This change does not change policy relating to MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD.) Refer to the manual sections under 1015.000.00 RESIDENCE (OAA, PTD, and AB) for MHABD cases.

Screen MHABD applications for an indication of residence in Missouri due to military service. If information on the application indicates the participant(s) is residing in Missouri due to military service, and is eligible on all MHABD factors except Missouri residency, follow normal procedures to reject.  

Contact the household to inquire if a household member has or is suspected to have a developmental disability.  Examples of developmental disabilities include, but may not be limited to, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and epilepsy. If the household indicates a household member has or may have a developmental disability, and indicates residence in Missouri due to military service, refer the participant(s) to DMH. Send an email with the subject “DD Assessment-Military Household” to DMH.MedicaidEligibility@dmh.mo.gov. Include the following in the body of the email:

  • Case name and DCN
  • Participant in need of DD services name and DCN
  • Address
  • Phone number