General Information Manual

0105.000.00 Application Processing (excluding SNAP, Family MO HealthNet Programs, Temporary Assistance, & Child Care)

IM-75 May 05, 2019, IM-134 November 13, 2017, IM-10 February 13, 2009

This section applies only to Adult Cash and MO HealthNet programs. .

The following are links to manual sections for the stated Income Maintenance programs:

It is the right of any individual to apply for assistance, including individuals who are clearly ineligible. Each applicant must complete a written application to apply. Applicants have the right to appeal any decision made regarding their application.

IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE THESE RIGHTS TO ALL APPLICANTS, EACH PERSON REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN A FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) OFFICE WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN AN APPLICATION.

Ensure the individual understands that a completed application is required:

  1. at the time of initial application for Cash or MO HealthNet benefits.
  2. upon re-application.

NOTE: A signed application is not required to move from one MO HealthNet program to another MO HealthNet only program.  However, a signed application is required to move from a MO HealthNet only program to a Cash assistance program, such as Blind Pension, Supplemental Aid to the Blind, or Supplemental Nursing Care.