1805.030.20 Income, Deductions, and the Five Percent (5%) Disregard

1805.030.20.20.05 Calculation of the Five Percent Disregard

IM-95 July 11, 2022; IM-36 March 30, 2022; IM-178 December 23, 2020; IM-26 March 30, 2020; IM-48 March 20, 2019; IM-27 March 30, 2018; IM-127 October 10, 2017; IM-108 August 08, 2017; IM-36 April 24, 2017; IM-25 May 5, 2016; IM-97 November 9, 2015

The income disregard equals five percent (5%) of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for the household size. The five percent (5%) disregard is added to the income standard for the program based on household size, when an individual would be determined eligible if the FPL income standard was five percent (5%) higher. This disregard applies to the following programs:

  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at 300% of FPL
  • MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK) at 148% of FPL
  • MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women (MPW) at 196% of FPL
  • Show Me Healthy Babies (SMHB) at 300% of FPL
  • Uninsured Women’s Health Services (UWHS) at 201% of FPL
  • Adult Expansion Group (AEG) at 133% of FPL

Always refer to MAGI Appendix A for current monthly income maximums with the 5% Disregard included in the income threshold.