Memorandums and Practice Points

2021 IM Memos

IM-139 ALLOWABLE SHELTER COSTS UPDATE TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ALLOWABLE SHELTER COSTS UPDATE TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1115.035.25.05   DISCUSSION: The Allowable Shelter Costs section of the SNAP manual was updated to include association fees in the condominium fee (CF) expense type. Association fees were already an allowable shelter expense and should read more…

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IM-138 UPDATES MADE TO THE ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM FOR THE HOMELESS STANDARD DEDUCTION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES MADE TO THE ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM FOR THE HOMELESS STANDARD DEDUCTION   DISCUSSION: Eligibility system updates have been completed for the Select Worker Initiated Budget Calculation Area (SELWIBCA) to include the Homeless Standard Deduction (HSD) for SNAP which was previously introduced in memo IM-139 September 4, 2020. When calculating a read more…

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IM-137 SECTION 529 PLANS, OR “MOST” ACCOUNTS, ADDED TO DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SECTION 529 PLANS, OR “MOST” ACCOUNTS, ADDED TO DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1025.015.19 1805.030.20.10   DISCUSSION: Section 529 plans, known as MOST accounts in Missouri, are a type of investment account used to save for or provide for education expenses. The read more…

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IM-136 CHILD CARE AUTHORIZATION CLARIFICATIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CHILD CARE AUTHORIZATION CLARIFICATIONS   DISCUSSION: Family Support Division (FSD), in consultation with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Childhood, has become aware of a technical problem impacting transitional child care subsidy benefits for certain households. Previously, a family applying for Child Care Subsidy as a new read more…

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IM-135 INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR FOOD STAMP APPLICATION/FOOD STAMP RIGHTS FORM REVISION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR FOOD STAMP APPLICATION/FOOD STAMP RIGHTS FORM REVISION FORM REVISION # IM-31F IM-31F (Spanish)   DISCUSSION: The Instructions for Making Your Food Stamp Application/Food Stamp Rights (IM-31F) English & Spanish forms have been revised to replace Food Stamps with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The form title read more…

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IM-134 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CHILD SUPPORT EXCLUSION CLARIFICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CHILD SUPPORT EXCLUSION CLARIFICATION MANUAL REVISION # 1115.035.20 1125.010.00 1125.010.05   DISCUSSION: The SNAP Policy Manual has been updated to clarify excluding Court Ordered Child Support Expenses. To determine eligibility, for households required to pass the Gross Maximum, Court Ordered Support Expenses are: Excluded from read more…

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IM-133 2022 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND RAILROAD (RR) INCOME

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND RAILROAD (RR) INCOME   DISCUSSION: Effective January 2022 VA and RR participants will receive a 5.9% COLA for MAGI programs. NOTE: The Families First Coronavirus Response Action of 2020 (FFCRA) requires that MO HealthNet (MHN) read more…

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IM-132 2022 INCREASE IN SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY (SGA)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 INCREASE IN SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY (SGA) MANUAL REVISION # MHABD Appendix D MHABD Appendix J   DISCUSSION: The Social Security Administration announced an increase to the SGA amount. Effective January 1, 2022, the monthly SGA amount for: statutorily blind individuals is $2,260.00 non-blind individuals is $1,350.00 MO HealthNet for read more…

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IM-131 INCREASE IN RESOURCE LIMITS FOR QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (QMB), SPECIFIED LOW INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (SLMB), AND QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS (QI-1 OR SLMB2) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCREASE IN RESOURCE LIMITS FOR QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (QMB), SPECIFIED LOW INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (SLMB), AND QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS (QI-1 OR SLMB2) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0865.010.15 Appendix J Appendix K   DISCUSSION: Effective January 1, 2022, the QMB, SLMB, and SLMB2 resource limits increased. For a single individual, the resource read more…

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IM-130 INCREASE IN VENDOR MAXIMUM MONTHLY MAINTENANCE STANDARD AND MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SPOUSAL SHARE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCREASE IN VENDOR MAXIMUM MONTHLY MAINTENANCE STANDARD AND MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SPOUSAL SHARE MANUAL REVISION # 1030.035.10 1030.035.20 1030.035.25 Appendix B   DISCUSSION: Effective January 1, 2022, the Maximum Monthly Maintenance Standard and the minimum and maximum spousal share amounts are increased. MAINTENANCE STANDARDS The new Maximum Monthly Maintenance Standard read more…

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IM-129 JANUARY 2022 COLA ADJUSTMENT OF SSA/SSI/VA/RR INCOME FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS EXCEPT MAGI

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  JANUARY 2022 COLA ADJUSTMENT OF SSA/SSI/VA/RR INCOME FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS EXCEPT MAGI MANUAL REVISION # 0410.010.15 0805.020.15 1030.010.05 MHABD APPENDIX E MHABD APPENDIX J MHABD APPENDIX K   DISCUSSION: In January 2022, all Social Security Administration (SSA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Administration (VA), and Railroad Retirement (RR) read more…

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IM-128 UPDATED AND OBSOLETE MO HEALTHNET (MHN) APPLICATION FORMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATED AND OBSOLETE MO HEALTHNET (MHN) APPLICATION FORMS FORM REVISION # IM-1SSL supp obsolete IM-1SSL supp letter obsolete DISCUSSION: The “Supplemental Form for Family MO HealthNet Programs” (IM-1SSL supp) and the corresponding letter are now obsolete and have been removed from the Department of Social Services (DSS) Manuals Income Maintenance read more…

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IM-127 UPDATED FORM TO BE USED BY ALL MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS AFTER ANNUAL REVIEW/RENEWAL RECONSIDERATION PERIOD

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATED FORM TO BE USED BY ALL MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS AFTER ANNUAL REVIEW/RENEWAL RECONSIDERATION PERIOD MANUAL REVISION # 0840.005.05 1880.020.00 FORM REVISION # IM-1U90   DISCUSSION: The form IM-1U Returned After 90 Days Letter (IM-1U90) has been updated to be used for all MHN programs. The form has been read more…

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IM-126 SKILLUP REFERRAL PROCESS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SKILLUP REFERRAL PROCESS MANUAL REVISION # 1105.025.05.20 FORM REVISION # IM-5 SkillUP Referral   DISCUSSION: Federal guidance from the 2018 Farm Bill requires that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants be offered information on employment and training options to help meet work requirement(s). Staff must inform participants who do not read more…

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IM-125 UPDATES TO ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT) EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT) EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS MANUAL REVISION # 0150.045.00 0150.045.05 obsolete 0150.045.05.10 obsolete 0150.045.10 0150.045.10.05 obsolete 0150.045.15 obsolete 0150.045.17 obsolete 0150.045.20 obsolete 0150.045.25 obsolete   DISCUSSION: The 2018 Farm Bill required states to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) expungement period from 365 days to 274 days read more…

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IM-124 MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM PACKET TO DETERMINE DISABILITY – SPANISH TRANSLATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM PACKET TO DETERMINE DISABILITY – SPANISH TRANSLATION FORM REVISION # IM-61MRT SP   DISCUSSION: The Medical Review Team Packet to Determine Disability – Spanish (IM-61MRT SP) has been added to the Department of Social Services (DSS) Manuals Income Maintenance (IM) Forms Manual. No changes have been made read more…

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IM-123 UPDATES TO THE MO HEALTHNET (MHN) ADD A PERSON FORM (IM-1ADP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE MO HEALTHNET (MHN) ADD A PERSON FORM (IM-1ADP) FORM REVISION # IM-1ADP IM-1ADP (Spanish)   DISCUSSION: Updates have been made to the English and Spanish versions of the IM-1ADP. This form is for use when the head of household would like to add a person to an read more…

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IM-122 ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) APPLICATION TIMEFRAMES AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ADDED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) APPLICATION TIMEFRAMES AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ADDED MANUAL REVISION # 1802.050.00 Appendix I   DISCUSSION: Adult Expansion Group (AEG) has been added to 1802.050.00 Application Timeframes. The timeframe to complete AEG applications is no later than the 30th day after the application date. Family Healthcare Program Descriptions, read more…

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IM-121 FORM REVISIONS COMPLETED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DISQUALIFICATION HEARING FORMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FORM REVISIONS COMPLETED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DISQUALIFICATION HEARING FORMS FORM REVISION # IM-160 (INSTRUCTIONS) IM-160P IM-161 (INSTRUCTIONS) IM-161A   DISCUSSION: Form revisions were completed for forms that are used by Income Maintenance (IM) staff and by the Administrative Hearings Unit (AHU) for participants requiring an Administrative Disqualification Hearing. Advance Notice of read more…

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IM-120 TERMINOLOGY UPDATE TO THE ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAM MANUALS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  TERMINOLOGY UPDATE TO THE ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAM MANUALS MANUAL REVISION # 0525.010.05 0525.010.10 0630.015.25 0805.020.05 0810.035.10 0815.000.10 0815.020.10 0815.025.00 0815.040.00 0815.065.00 0815.075.10 0815.075.10.05 0815.075.10.10 0815.075.15 0955.020.00 1015.010.05   DISCUSSION: Effective November 28, 2021, MHABD program manuals and the eligibility system read more…

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IM-119 EMERGENCY MO HEALTHNET FOR INELIGIBLE ALIENS (EMCIA) FORMS UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  EMERGENCY MO HEALTHNET FOR INELIGIBLE ALIENS (EMCIA) FORMS UPDATE FORM REVISION # IM-365 IM-365D   DISCUSSION: Updates have been made to forms used for EMCIA determinations. The Emergency MO HealthNet for Ineligible Aliens (IM-365) form was updated to add MO HealthNet Adult Expansion Group (AEG), update contact information for the read more…

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IM-118 ADDITIONAL UPDATES TO NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION (NVR) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ADDITIONAL UPDATES TO NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION (NVR) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 2100.000.00 2100.010.00 2100.020.00 2100.020.10 2100.020.20 2100.020.40 2100.020.50 2100.020.60 2100.020.70 2100.030.00 2100.040.00 2100.050.00 2100.060.00   DISCUSSION: Additional changes have been made to the NVR Manual to update terminology used throughout the manual. There have been no changes to NVR requirements read more…

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IM-117 PRIOR QUARTER (PQ) UPDATES TO THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAM MANUALS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  PRIOR QUARTER (PQ) UPDATES TO THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAM MANUALS MANUAL REVISION # 0420.000.00 0515.005.00 0620.005.00 0810.015.00 0810.015.05 0810.015.10 0815.045.00 0815.050.05 1030.035.40 1810.030.10 1830.020.00 1850.030.00 1865.030.10   DISCUSSION: Updated policy information regarding PQ requests have been made to read more…

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IM-116 FORM REVISIONS COMPLETED FOR HEARING WITHDRAWAL FORMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FORM REVISIONS COMPLETED FOR HEARING WITHDRAWAL FORMS FORM REVISION # IM-90 (INSTRUCTIONS) IM-90A (INSTRUCTIONS) IM-90B (INSTRUCTIONS)   DISCUSSION: Form revisions were completed for hearing withdrawal forms that are used by Income Maintenance (IM) staff. These forms were changed to reflect updated terminology and for improved formatting. All forms are available read more…

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IM-115 INTRODUCING INFORMATION ACCESSED FROM KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (IM-39K) FORM

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCING INFORMATION ACCESSED FROM KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (IM-39K) FORM FORM REVISION # IM-39K   DISCUSSION: A new form, Information Accessed from Kansas Department of Labor (IM-39K), has been created to collect Kansas unemployment income information. When a participant declares Kansas unemployment income, staff will submit a Request for Employment read more…

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IM-114 APPENDIX B UPDATED TO INCLUDE ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  APPENDIX B UPDATED TO INCLUDE ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX B   DISCUSSION: Appendix B of the Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual has been updated to include the AEG program.   NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.   KE/al

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IM-113 UPDATES TO REQUEST FOR EMPLOYMENT SECURITY INFORMATION – OUTSIDE STATE OF MISSOURI (IM-39) AND INSTRUCTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO REQUEST FOR EMPLOYMENT SECURITY INFORMATION – OUTSIDE STATE OF MISSOURI (IM-39) AND INSTRUCTIONS FORM REVISION # IM-39 Instructions   DISCUSSION: The Request for Employment Security Information – Outside State of Missouri (IM-39) has been updated to simplify the form, provide updated return options for the receiving state, and read more…

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IM-112 AFGHAN HUMANITARIAN PAROLEE UPDATES FOR ALL PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  AFGHAN HUMANITARIAN PAROLEE UPDATES FOR ALL PROGRAMS   DISCUSSION: Due to updated guidance individuals with an immigration status of Humanitarian Parolee are now considered Qualified Non-Citizens and are not subject to the five-year waiting period for MO HealthNet (MHN), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance (TA) and Child Care read more…

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IM-111 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENT UPDATED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENT UPDATED MANUAL REVISION # 1102.015.50 1102.030.00 1115.090.00 1120.045.00   DISCUSSION: Requirements for exploring management on SNAP Applications have been updated. Management must be discussed with households when the allowable reported expenses exceed the reported income. When the eligibility system shows the expenses exceed read more…

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IM-110 INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) MATERIALS UPDATED TO COMPLY WITH 10-DIGIT MANDATORY DIALING CHANGE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) MATERIALS UPDATED TO COMPLY WITH 10-DIGIT MANDATORY DIALING CHANGE   DISCUSSION: Effective October 24, 2021, 10-digit phone number dialing is mandatory in states with certain area codes. Phone numbers on forms located in the DSS Manuals IM Forms Manual and FSD Intranet IM Forms Manual, eligibility system read more…

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IM-109 MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) POLICY MANUAL APPENDICES J AND K UPDATE AND OBSOLETE APPENDIX L AND M

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) POLICY MANUAL APPENDICES J AND K UPDATE AND OBSOLETE APPENDIX L AND M MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J APPENDIX K   DISCUSSION: The MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) policy manual has several appendices that contain useful information read more…

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IM-108 MYDSS CHANGE REPORT UPDATED FOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PARTICIPANTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MYDSS CHANGE REPORT UPDATED FOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PARTICIPANTS   DISCUSSION: On October 25, 2021, the change report available on https://mydss.mo.gov/ will be updated. This update allows participants to report household changes (such as income, address, or changes in household members) without requiring a MO Login read more…

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IM-107 LUMP SUM SECTION ADDED TO THE DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  LUMP SUM SECTION ADDED TO THE DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1030.015.05   DISCUSSION: 1030.015.05 Lump Sum Payments has been added to the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements manual. This section clarifies how lump sum payments are to be considered when determining initial and/or ongoing eligibility for MO read more…

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IM-106 SALE OF HOMESTEAD SECTION ADDED TO THE DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SALE OF HOMESTEAD SECTION ADDED TO THE DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1030.010.35   DISCUSSION: 1030.010.35 Sale of Homestead as an Excluded Resource has been added to the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements manual. This section provides guidance to help staff determine if the sale of a homestead read more…

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IM-105 NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1993 MANUAL REVISION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1993 MANUAL REVISION MANUAL REVISION # 2100.000.00 2100.010.00 2100.020.00 2100.020.10 2100.020.20 2100.020.30 2100.020.40 2100.020.50 2100.020.60 2100.020.70 2100.030.00 2100.040.00 2100.050.00 2100.060.00 2100.070.00   DISCUSSION: The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that participants be given the opportunity to register to vote (or change their read more…

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IM-104 APPENDIX H UPDATED TO INCLUDE ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  APPENDIX H UPDATED TO INCLUDE ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX H   DISCUSSION: Appendix H of the MAGI Manual has been updated to include information on the newly implemented AEG program.   NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.   KE/al

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IM-103 INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) APPLICATIONS TRANSLATED TO DARI AND PASHTO LANGUAGES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) APPLICATIONS TRANSLATED TO DARI AND PASHTO LANGUAGES FORM REVISION # FS-1 DARI FS-1 PASHTO IM-1SSL DARI IM-1SSL PASHTO IM-1TA DARI IM-1TA PASHTO   DISCUSSION: Several commonly used applications for Family Support Division (FSD) IM programs have been translated to the Dari and Pashto languages to assist in read more…

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IM-102 OCTOBER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MASS ADJUSTMENT

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  OCTOBER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MASS ADJUSTMENT MANUAL REVISION # 0815.030.10.10.10 1105.015.04.05 1110.005.00 1115.035.05 1115.035.25 1115.035.25.15 1115.035.25.40 1115.099.00 1135.010.07.05 1140.020.00 Appendix B Appendix J   DISCUSSION: The October SNAP Mass Adjustment occurred over the weekend of September 11, 2021. All policies and updated information will go into effect for read more…

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IM-101 OBSOLETE MO HEALTHNET GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH APPLICATION (IM-1MAGW)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  OBSOLETE MO HEALTHNET GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH APPLICATION (IM-1MAGW) MANUAL REVISION # 1600.000.00   DISCUSSION: Effective October 1, 2021, the IM-1MAGW is obsolete and cannot be accepted as a valid MO HealthNet application. Gateway to Better Health (GTBH) applicants must apply using the Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying read more…

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IM-100 NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) COLLISION REPORTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) COLLISION REPORTS   DISCUSSION: The goal of the NAC is to prevent duplicate participation. When duplicate participation is discovered, notification is received on a daily Collision Report. Collision: A participant has active Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in two states at the same time. Refer read more…

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IM-99 NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) PILOT

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) PILOT FORM REVISION # Duplicate Participation Prevention Notice (IM-39DPP) Duplicate Participation Response Notice (IM-39DPR)   DISCUSSION: Missouri is a participant in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) NAC pilot program with LexisNexis. The NAC provides a method for participating states to identify SNAP participation in real-time read more…

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IM-98 HOURLY AND PIECEWORK FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  HOURLY AND PIECEWORK FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION # 1102.020.00   DISCUSSION: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Manual section 1102.020.00 Verification Required at Recertification has been updated to remove fluctuating hourly and piecework as an example of questionable information. Fluctuating hourly and piecework is not read more…

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IM-97 INTRODUCING NEW CONSOLIDATED WORK REQUIREMENTS NOTICE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCING NEW CONSOLIDATED WORK REQUIREMENTS NOTICE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FORM REVISION # FA-601   DISCUSSION: The SNAP Work Requirements Informational Notice (FA-601) is a new consolidated notice that will generate in the eligibility system starting October 1, 2021. The notice will show the general work requirements with read more…

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IM-96 CROWDFUNDING FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAM

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CROWDFUNDING FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAM MANUAL REVISION # 1025.015.20   DISCUSSION: Crowdfunding policy has been added to the MO HealthNet (MHN) December 1973 Eligibility Requirements manual in the Cash and Securities Section. This addition to the manual provides guidance regarding how crowdfunding is read more…

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IM-95 INTRODUCING NEW MO HEALTHNET ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) POLICY

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCING NEW MO HEALTHNET ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) POLICY MANUAL REVISION # 1802.000.00 1805.005.00 1805.030.00 1850.040.20 1855.030.15 1865.000.00 1865.010.00 1865.020.00 1865.030.00 1865.030.10 1865.040.00 1865.040.10 1865.050.00 1885.005.00 Appendix A Appendix K   DISCUSSION: Introducing a new MO HealthNet (MHN) program, the Adult Expansion Group (AEG), for adults aged 19 to 64. read more…

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IM-94 REVISIONS TO MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM PACKET TO DETERMINE DISABILITY

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISIONS TO MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM PACKET TO DETERMINE DISABILITY FORM REVISION # IM-61MRT   DISCUSSION: Revisions were made to the Medical Review Team Packet to Determine Disability (IM-61MRT) to add a blank page after the coversheet. This will allow the forms in the packet to print 2-sided without separating pages read more…

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IM-93 AUTOMATIC SECOND REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (FA-325) ELIMINATED FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP), TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA), AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) APPLICATIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  AUTOMATIC SECOND REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (FA-325) ELIMINATED FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP), TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA), AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) APPLICATIONS MANUAL REVISION # 0105.045.00 0110.000.00   DISCUSSION: Eligibility system updates were completed on 09/05/2021 to no longer automatically send a second Request for read more…

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IM-92 UPDATE TO THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES REFERRAL FORM

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES REFERRAL FORM FORM REVISION # IM-54A   DISCUSSION: The Home and Community Based Services Referral form (IM-54A) has been updated. Revisions include the following: Contact information for the Family Support Division (FSD) Home and Community Based Services (HCB) Unit has been updated. read more…

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IM-91 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) UPDATED IM-160 AND IM-161 FORMS WITH IM-160 INSTRUCTIONS AND MANUAL UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) UPDATED IM-160 AND IM-161 FORMS WITH IM-160 INSTRUCTIONS AND MANUAL UPDATE MANUAL REVISIONS: 1145.015.00 FORM REVISION # IM-160 IM-160 INSTRUCTIONS IM-161   DISCUSSION: The Advance Notice of Your Administrative Disqualification Hearing (IM-160) and Waiver of Administrative Hearing Disqualification Consent Agreement (IM-161) forms have been converted read more…

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IM-90 INTRODUCING NEW MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM PACKET (IM-61MRT), UPDATING DISABILITY DETERMINATION FORMS, AND OBSOLETING THE MO HEALTHNET AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED APPLICATION APPENDICES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCING NEW MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM PACKET (IM-61MRT), UPDATING DISABILITY DETERMINATION FORMS, AND OBSOLETING THE MO HEALTHNET AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED APPLICATION APPENDICES FORM REVISION # IM-61MRT IM-61B IM-61D   DISCUSSION: Introducing IM-61MRT A new forms packet has been created for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) disability read more…

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IM-89 2021 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS EXTENDED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS EXTENDED MANUAL REVISION # Appendix A   DISCUSSION: The MAGI income guidelines in Appendix A which posted April 1, 2021 have been extended through March 31, 2022. The updated Appendix A can be found in the Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) read more…

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IM-88 INTERNAL USE ONLY FORMS REMOVED FROM PUBLIC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL AND MOVED TO THE INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) FORMS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTERNAL USE ONLY FORMS REMOVED FROM PUBLIC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL AND MOVED TO THE INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) FORMS MANUAL   DISCUSSION: The DSS Manuals Forms Manual (public site) is intended to be used primarily by the public. The purpose is to assist participants and community partners who read more…

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IM-87 APPLICATION FOR HEALTH COVERAGE & HELP PAYING COSTS (IM-1SSL) UPDATED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  APPLICATION FOR HEALTH COVERAGE & HELP PAYING COSTS (IM-1SSL) UPDATED FORM REVISION # IM-1SSL   DISCUSSION: The IM-1SSL has been updated to add new options for applicants to submit their application to Family Support Division. Mail to: Family Support Division 615 E. 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64106 Email to: read more…

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IM-86 INTRODUCING MO HEALTHNET (MHN) INFORMATIONAL NOTICE (IM-34 AEG) FOR USE WITH MHN APPLICATION PROCESSING

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCING MO HEALTHNET (MHN) INFORMATIONAL NOTICE (IM-34 AEG) FOR USE WITH MHN APPLICATION PROCESSING FORM REVISION # IM-34 AEG   DISCUSSION: The MHN Informational Notice (IM-34 AEG) is a new form Family Support Division (FSD) will send to applicants who may potentially be eligible for MHN Adult Expansion Group (AEG). read more…

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IM-85 AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR OLD AGE ASSISTANCE (OAA) AND PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY (PTD) CALCULATED USING CONSUMER PRICE INDEX-URBAN

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR OLD AGE ASSISTANCE (OAA) AND PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY (PTD) CALCULATED USING CONSUMER PRICE INDEX-URBAN MANUAL REVISION # 1030.000.00   DISCUSSION: Dated 7/1/2021, IM-70 Annual Mo HealthNet for Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Asset Limit Increase shows the Individual Asset Limit increased to $5,035 and Couple Asset Limit read more…

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IM-84 MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE INCREASE FOR ALL INCOME MAINTANENCE (IM) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE INCREASE FOR ALL INCOME MAINTANENCE (IM) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J   DISCUSSION: The state mileage rate used to calculate expenses for all IM programs increased from $.43 per mile to $.49 per mile effective 07/01/2021. Use the rate of $.49 per mile when calculating mileage read more…

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IM-83 APPLICATIONS SIGNED BY A RELATIVE REQUESTING MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) BENEFITS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  APPLICATIONS SIGNED BY A RELATIVE REQUESTING MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) BENEFITS MANUAL REVISION # 0105.010.00   DISCUSSION: Section 0105.010.00 SIGNING THE APPLICATION of the General Information Manual was updated to specify that a relative is a person aged 18 years or older who is related read more…

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IM-82 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) IM-210 FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS REVISED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) IM-210 FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS REVISED FORM REVISION # Report of SNAP Quality Control Review (IM-210) Instructions for Completing the IM-210   DISCUSSION: The Report of SNAP Quality Control Review form (IM-210) and Instructions have been updated. The updated form revises Food Stamps to SNAP, job read more…

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IM-81 RESUME SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) RECERTIFICATION INTERVIEWS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  RESUME SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) RECERTIFICATION INTERVIEWS   DISCUSSION: The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) option to waive SNAP recertification interviews has ended. SNAP recertification interviews resumed August 1, 2021. NOTE:  Continue to waive recertification interviews for households in which all adult (18 and over) members are disabled or read more…

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OEC 21-9 Change in Child Care Rates for Children in Legal Custody of the Children’s Division.

FROM:                       JOANIE ROGERS, INTERIM DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S DIVISION                                    KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION   SUBJECT:                 CHANGE IN CHILD CARE RATES FOR read more…

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IM-80 MANUAL SECTIONS REVISED TO ONLY INCLUDE THE ESTATE RECOVERY INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MANUAL SECTIONS REVISED TO ONLY INCLUDE THE ESTATE RECOVERY INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0880.005.00 1025.015.04.01   DISCUSSION: Revisions have been made to the Estate Recovery section in 0880.005.00 of the MHABD Manual, and the December read more…

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IM-79 EXPIRATION OF COVID-19 VERIFICATION FLEXIBILITIES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP), TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND CHILD CARE (CC)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  EXPIRATION OF COVID-19 VERIFICATION FLEXIBILITIES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP), TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND CHILD CARE (CC)   DISCUSSION: During COVID-19 staff were allowed to provide flexibilities while working with participants to obtain verifications introduced in memo, IM-22 COVID-19 Verification for Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance (TA) and Child read more…

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IM-78 OBSOLETE FORMS REMOVED FROM DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL AND INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) FORMS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  OBSOLETE FORMS REMOVED FROM DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL AND INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) FORMS MANUAL   DISCUSSION: The DSS Manuals IM Forms Manual (public site) and FSD Intranet IM Forms Manual (internal site) have both been updated to remove forms that are obsolete and no longer to be read more…

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IM-77 COMMON LAW MARRIAGE UPDATE FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COMMON LAW MARRIAGE UPDATE FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 1100.010.00 1105.015.04.15 0205.025.00 1805.030.10.07 1013.000.00   DISCUSSION: If a common law marriage was established in another state, each partner is considered a spouse in Missouri. Common law marriages cannot be initiated in Missouri. EXAMPLE: Edward and Ana state read more…

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IM-76 TAX CREDIT CHANGES RESULTING FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  TAX CREDIT CHANGES RESULTING FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021   DISCUSSION: The ARPA modified the provisions of several commonly used tax credits. Most of the changes are in effect only for 2021. The following tax credits are refundable, meaning the credit amount can be paid directly read more…

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IM-75 REVISION TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SECTIONS IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD), DECEMBER 1973 REQUIREMENTS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISION TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SECTIONS IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD), DECEMBER 1973 REQUIREMENTS MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1805.015.00 1005.010.00   DISCUSSION: Additional exceptions have been added to the Social Security Number (SSN) requirements for MO HealthNet. Per 42 read more…

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IM-74 CLARIFICATION FOR USE OF AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED SUPPLEMENT (IM-1ABDS) AND OBSOLETING APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (IM-1MA)

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION FOR USE OF AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED SUPPLEMENT (IM-1ABDS) AND OBSOLETING APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (IM-1MA)   DISCUSSION: Memo #63 released 6/28/2021 introduced the new form IM-1ABDS and stated that the IM-1MA is obsolete as of 7/6/2021. However, some clarifications are needed. When a participant applies for MO HealthNet read more…

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IM-73 RETURNED MAIL FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  RETURNED MAIL FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0240.010.20 0262.010.05 0262.010.10 0262.010.15 0262.010.20 0840.025.00 1140.005.50 1140.025.10.05 1885.020.00   DISCUSSION: Manual revisions have been made to the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD), Family MO HealthNet (MAGI), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance read more…

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IM-72 INCREASE IN VENDOR MINIMUM MONTHLY MAINTENANCE NEEDS ALLOWANCE AND SHELTER STANDARDS ADJUSTMENTS IN VENDOR

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCREASE IN VENDOR MINIMUM MONTHLY MAINTENANCE NEEDS ALLOWANCE AND SHELTER STANDARDS ADJUSTMENTS IN VENDOR MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX B APPENDIX J   DISCUSSION: Effective July 1, 2021, the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Allowance (MMMNA) and Shelter Standard for Vendor cases are increased. The eligibility system adjusts all Vendor cases on June read more…

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IM-71 SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND AND BLIND PENSION MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND AND BLIND PENSION MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNTS   DISCUSSION: Supplemental Aid to the Blind (SAB) and Blind Pension (BP) will not have an increase in the grant for fiscal year 2022 which begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022. The maximum grant continues to read more…

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IM-70 ANNUAL MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) ASSET LIMIT INCREASE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ANNUAL MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) ASSET LIMIT INCREASE MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J APPENDIX K APPENDIX L   DISCUSSION: As a result of HB1565 (2016), asset limits for MHABD programs have increased effective July 1, 2021: Individual asset limit is $5,035.00. Couple asset limit is read more…

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OEC 21-08 Increase in Child Care Income Eligibility

FROM:                      JOANIE ROGERS, INTERIM DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S DIVISION                                 KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION SUBJECT:                  INCREASE IN CHILD CARE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FPL 2021   DISCUSSION: Effective July 1, 2021 Child Care Subsidy income guidelines increased based on the Federal read more…

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IM-69 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CC) SLIDING FEE EXPENSE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CC) SLIDING FEE EXPENSE   DISCUSSION: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) allows for sliding scale fees to be waived for the CC program. Participants will not be required to pay sliding fees effective June 1, read more…

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IM-68 COVID-19 FIFTEENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: COVID-19 FIFTEENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS   DISCUSSION: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 allows Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households. The P-SNAP program raises a household’s read more…

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IM-67 UPDATES TO THE PRIOR QUARTER (PQ) AND MONTH OF APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY SECTION IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO THE PRIOR QUARTER (PQ) AND MONTH OF APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY SECTION IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1850.030.00 1850.040.30   DISCUSSION: Section 1850.030.00 Prior Quarter (PQ) and Month of Application Eligibility in the MAGI manual is updated to note that MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women read more…

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IM-66 FORM REVISIONS TO HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENT PROGRAM (HIPP) APPLICATIONS AND AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL FORMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FORM REVISIONS TO HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENT PROGRAM (HIPP) APPLICATIONS AND AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL FORMS FORM REVISION # HIPP-1 HIPP-A MO 886-4704 MO 886-4705 MO 886-4706   DISCUSSION: Multiple forms have been revised in the Department of Social Services (DSS) Forms Manual to provide updated versions of forms maintained by other read more…

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IM-65 UPDATES TO DURATION OF APPOINTMENT OF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO DURATION OF APPOINTMENT OF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 0803.020.10.20   DISCUSSION: Section 0803.020.10.20 Duration of Appointment of Representative has been updated to remove the requirement that an application must be received within 30 days read more…

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IM-64 UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY LIABILITY (TPL) SECTION IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUALS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY LIABILITY (TPL) SECTION IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) AND MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUALS MANUAL REVISION # 0880.020.00 1805.045.00   DISCUSSION: Third Party Liability (TPL) policy has been updated. Updates include the addition of examples and the following clarification: Uninsured read more…

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IM-63 INTRODUCING AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED SUPPLEMENT (IM-1ABDS) AND OBSOLETING APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (MEDICAID) (IM-1MA)

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: INTRODUCING AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED SUPPLEMENT (IM-1ABDS) AND OBSOLETING APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (MEDICAID) (IM-1MA) FORM REVISION # IM-1ABDS IM-1ABDS (SPANISH) IM-1ABDS (LP)   DISCUSSION: The Aged, Blind, and Disabled Supplement (IM-1ABDS) has been created for use with the Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs (IM-1SSL) which is read more…

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IM-62 2021 PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) INCOME GUIDELINES CONTINUED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) INCOME GUIDELINES CONTINUED MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX A (1900.000.00)   DISCUSSION: The PE Appendix A which posted April 1, 2021 has been extended through March 31, 2022. The attached Appendix A, found in the Presumptive Eligibility Manual, is effective from July 1, 2021 through March 31, read more…

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IM-61 APPOINTING AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE (IM-6AR) LARGE PRINT AND SPANISH TRANSLATION FORMS ADDED TO THE FORMS MANUALS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: APPOINTING AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE (IM-6AR) LARGE PRINT AND SPANISH TRANSLATION FORMS ADDED TO THE FORMS MANUALS FORM REVISION # IM-6AR LP IM-6AR SPANISH   DISCUSSION: The IM-6AR with a revision date of 11/2019 has been converted to large print (IM-6AR LP) and translated into Spanish (IM-6AR Spanish). Both versions of read more…

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IM-60 EXPIRATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: EXPIRATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS   DISCUSSION: A temporary 15% increase to the basic issuance table was introduced as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, outlined in memo IM-01 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Temporary Increase to Monthly Allotments. This read more…

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IM-59 EXPIRATION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: EXPIRATION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS   DISCUSSION: Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) Emergency Allotments are ending. Benefit month August 2021 is the final month P-SNAP Emergency Allotments will be issued. NOTE: Participants will be notified of the expiration P-SNAP by a one-time Claimant Information read more…

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IM-58 EXPIRATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) WAIVED RECERTIFICATION INTERVIEW

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: EXPIRATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) WAIVED RECERTIFICATION INTERVIEW   DISCUSSION: The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) option to waive SNAP recertification interviews will end on July 31, 2021. This option was first introduced in memo IM-177 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Option to Waive Interview Requirement at Recertification. read more…

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IM-57 FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS (UCB) ENDED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS (UCB) ENDED   DISCUSSION: On May 11, 2021, Missouri Governor Parson announced that Missouri will end payments of federal pandemic UCB. Federal pandemic UCB types include but are not limited to: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) read more…

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IM-56 RESTRICTED ACCOUNTS SECTION ADDED TO THE DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MANUAL

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: RESTRICTED ACCOUNTS SECTION ADDED TO THE DECEMBER 1973 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1025.015.18   DISCUSSION: The Restricted Accounts section (1025.015.18) has been added to the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements manual. This section provides guidance to help staff determine whether or not a restricted account must be considered as read more…

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IM-55 FEDERAL NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: FEDERAL NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0130.005.05.30 Federal Notice Requirements FORM REVISION # IM-4 MULTI LANGUAGE INTERPRETER SERVICES IM-4 MHN NON-DISCRIMINATION ENGLISH VERSION IM-4 MHN NON-DISCRIMINATION SPANISH VERSION   DISCUSSION: The Family Support Division (FSD) is introducing a new policy section, 0130.005.05.30 Federal Notice Requirements read more…

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OEC 21-6 Sliding Scale Fee Waived

FROM:                        JOANIE ROGERS, INTERIM DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S DIVISION                                       KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR, FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION   SUBJECT:                  SLIDING SCALE FEE WAIVED   The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) allows for sliding scale fees (SSF) to be waived for child care subsidy. Participants will not pay sliding fees effective June 1, read more…

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IM-54 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLARIFICATION OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLARIFICATION OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT MANUAL REVISION #        1102.015.25 1105.005.00   DISCUSSION: Manual section 1105.005.00 has been updated to clarify the residency requirement for SNAP. The residency requirement ensures the participant is a resident of Missouri for any purpose other than vacation. There is no requirement read more…

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IM-53 PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING INTERNAL IRS FIELD OFFICE INSPECTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING INTERNAL IRS FIELD OFFICE INSPECTIONS GENERAL INFORMATION MANUAL REVISION # 0165.010.00 FORMS MANUAL REVISION # INTERNAL INSPECTIONS REPORT/FIELD OFFICE INSTRUCTIONS   DISCUSSION: There are new procedures for handling internal inspections of field offices and the handling of Federal Tax Information (FTI). Field offices are required to submit read more…

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OEC 21-02 INCREASE CHILD CARE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FPL 2021

FROM:  JOANIE ROGERS, INTERIM DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S DIVISION                KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION SUBJECT:  INCREASE IN CHILD CARE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FPL 2021.   DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2021 Child Care Subsidy income guidelines increased based on the Federal Poverty guidelines issued by the Federal Government.  Maximum income read more…

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IM-52 COVID-19 THIRTEENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 THIRTEENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS   DISCUSSION: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 allows Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households. The P-SNAP program raises a household’s read more…

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IM-51 REVISION TO 2021 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) INCOME GUIDELINES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISION TO 2021 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) INCOME GUIDELINES MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX A (1900.000.00)   DISCUSSION: Revisions have been made to PE Appendix A, PE Income Standards, previously posted in 2021 IM Memo #26 on April 2, 2021. The guidelines listed for children ages 1 through 18 have been read more…

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IM-50 COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION POLICY UPDATES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED (MHABD) AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION POLICY UPDATES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED (MHABD) AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 1010.010.00 1805.020.10.20   DISCUSSION: Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Republic of the Marshall Islands have signed a Compact of read more…

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IM-49 REVISED FORM IM-1TA APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE CASH BENEFITS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISED FORM IM-1TA APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE CASH BENEFITS FORM REVISION # 2 IM-1TA   DISCUSSION: The IM-1TA has been revised. Use this updated form immediately and discard all previous versions.  Changes to the application include: The length of the application has been reduced to 30 pages. The pages scanned read more…

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IM-48 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISIONS FOR SUBSTANTIAL LOTTERY OR GAMBLING WINNINGS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISIONS FOR SUBSTANTIAL LOTTERY OR GAMBLING WINNINGS MANUAL REVISIONS: 1140.000.00 SIMPLIFIED REPORTING 1140.005.46 LOTTERY AND GAMBLING WINNINGS 1130.035.15 CATEGORICALLY ELIGIBLE AFTER LOTTERY AND GAMBLING WINNINGS   DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce new SNAP policy regarding Simplified Reporting rules and reporting read more…

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IM-47 COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS RESULTING FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT 2021 FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS RESULTING FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT 2021 FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0205.005.30.10 0210.015.35.40 0805.015.10 1025.015.01.02 1110.020.30 1115.015.90 1805.030.20.10   DISCUSSION: Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as Stimulus Payments, were approved as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 read more…

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IM-46 FOOD STAMP MANUAL NAME CHANGE TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FOOD STAMP MANUAL NAME CHANGE TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION # 1100.000.00 1100.005.00 1100.005.05 1100.007.00 1100.010.00 1100.015.00 1100.015.05 1100.015.10 1130.099.00 – obsolete   DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff of the Food Stamp policy manual name change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program read more…

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IM-45 COVID-19: MIXED EARNER UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (MEUC) BENEFITS FOR ALL PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19: MIXED EARNER UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (MEUC) BENEFITS FOR ALL PROGRAMS   DISCUSSION: On 12/27/2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) 2021 was signed.  The CAA contains provisions to address the public health emergency (PHE) and introduced MEUC, a new type of unemployment compensation.  MEUC provides a $100 weekly benefit to individuals read more…

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IM-44 2021 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE MANUAL REVISION # 0210.005.30  DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2021, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income guidelines are increased for deeming major parent income for Temporary Assistance. 0210.005.30 Minor Parent Lives with Parent(s) has been updated to reflect the 2021 100% FPL read more…

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IM-43 INTRODUCTION OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES FOR MILITARY MEMBERS OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER FOR NON-MISSOURI RESIDENTS SECTION IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCTION OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES FOR MILITARY MEMBERS OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER FOR NON-MISSOURI RESIDENTS SECTION IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1015.005.00.05                DISCUSSION: Senate Bill 656 2020 altered residency requirements for participants read more…

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IM-42 USING THE WORK NUMBER AS A VERIFICATION SOURCE FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  USING THE WORK NUMBER AS A VERIFICATION SOURCE FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION # 1102.005.00 1102.005.05 1102.015.05 DISCUSSION: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy manual has been updated to include The Work Number as a source of verification for income.  Refer to memo, IM-32 dated read more…

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IM-41 BUDGETING ACTUAL INCOME FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLARIFICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  BUDGETING ACTUAL INCOME FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLARIFICATION MANUAL REVISION # 1115.020.05.05 DISCUSSION: The SNAP policy manual has been updated to provide an example of an actual budget when a change of income occurs in the month of application that is not the beginning of, ending of read more…

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IM-40 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) ADVERSE ACTION NOTICES DURING MASS ADJUSTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) ADVERSE ACTION NOTICES DURING MASS ADJUSTMENTS MANUAL REVISION # 1140.025.10.05 DISCUSSION: The SNAP policy manual has been updated to clarify Adverse Action Notices (FA-510) are not required during mass adjustments as identified in 1140.005.35 Mass Adjustments.  NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.   read more…

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IM-39 ANNUAL INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) SAFEGUARDS INTERNAL INSPECTIONS REPORT-INDIVIDUAL TELEWORK

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: ANNUAL INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) SAFEGUARDS INTERNAL INSPECTIONS REPORT-INDIVIDUAL TELEWORK   DISCUSSION: Federal regulations require Family Support Division (FSD) staff with access to federal tax information (FTI), to complete an annual internal inspection. Internal Inspections Federal regulations require agencies to conduct internal inspections of all offices with access to FTI read more…

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IM-38 COVID-19: UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021 FOR ALL PROGRAMS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: COVID-19:  UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021 FOR ALL PROGRAMS   DISCUSSION: Memorandum IM-37, dated April 29, 2020, introduced 3 new types of Unemployment Compensation Benefit (UCB) funds that were created on March 27, 2020, as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, read more…

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IM-37 COVID-19 TWELFTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: COVID-19 TWELFTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS   DISCUSSION: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 allows Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households.  The P-SNAP program raises a household’s read more…

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IM-36 TPL-1 FORM UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  TPL-1 FORM UPDATE FORM REVISION # TPL-1 Instructions   DISCUSSION: The TPL-1 form has been updated to include an email address for the Third Party Liability (TPL) Unit. After completion of a TPL-1 form, send a copy via email to the TPL Unit at tpl.database@dss.mo.gov and retain a copy in read more…

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IM-35 CONTESTING THE WORK NUMBER INFORMATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CONTESTING THE WORK NUMBER INFORMATION DISCUSSION: If the participant believes that the information provided by The Work Number is incorrect, for example an incorrect employer is listed, they can contact Equifax directly: Telephone: 1-866-349-5191 Mail: Equifax Information Services LLC P.O. Box 740256 Atlanta, GA 30374-0256 Example:  Mr. B contacts the read more…

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IM-34 THE WORK NUMBER MANUAL NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR NEGATIVE ACTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE WORK NUMBER MANUAL NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR NEGATIVE ACTIONS FORM REVISION # IM-50E DISCUSSION: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires the Family Support Division to notify participants when a negative action is the result of information reported by a consumer reporting agency such as The Work Number. System work read more…

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IM-33 THE WORK NUMBER FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT REQUIREMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE WORK NUMBER FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT REQUIREMENTS DISCUSSION: The information provided by The Work Number is subject to FCRA requirements.  Refer to manual section 0110.060.05 Electronic Verification System Legal Basis for more information.  Policy regarding proper authorization to review FCRA sources is available in the Electronic Verification System portion read more…

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IM-32 THE WORK NUMBER BY EQUIFAX PORTAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE WORK NUMBER BY EQUIFAX PORTAL           DISCUSSION: The Family Support Division (FSD) is adding The Work Number portal to the Electronic Verification System (EVS).  The Work Number provides earned income verification.    When the Work Number provides a response for an employer a cost is incurred. read more…

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IM-31 FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS CHANGE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS CHANGE        DISCUSSION: The FSD Customer Service Centers will be closed on Saturday, April 3, 2021.   All centers will reopen on Monday, April 5, 2021 and will return to their normal hours of operation.  Effective April 5, 2021, hours of operation will be Monday read more…

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IM-30 CLARIFICATION OF CLOSING ACTION DATES AND APPLICATION DUE DATES IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CLARIFICATION OF CLOSING ACTION DATES AND APPLICATION DUE DATES IN THE MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 0840.015.10 0820.020.05.10 0835.000.00 0835.010.00                                DISCUSSION: The MHABD manual has been updated to clarify the timeframes allowed in the MHABD cancel closing and cancel rejection policies.     read more…

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IM-29 COVID-19: END OF EXTENSION FOR ALL SHOW ME HEALTHY BABIES (SMHB) PROGRAM COVERAGE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19: END OF EXTENSION FOR ALL SHOW ME HEALTHY BABIES (SMHB) PROGRAM COVERAGE                            DISCUSSION: The original posted memo IM-29 was redacted.  The following memo has corrected information. Coverage under the SMHB program no longer includes extension of coverage during the Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The Family Support Division has received read more…

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IM-28 QUALITY CONTROL (QC) REVIEW COOPERATION LANGUAGE ADDED TO NOTICES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  QUALITY CONTROL (QC) REVIEW COOPERATION LANGUAGE ADDED TO NOTICES DISCUSSION: This memorandum introduces new language added to the Action Notice (FA-150) effective February 7, 2021.  The new language encourages and notifies households of the requirement to cooperate with Quality Control (QC) reviews of their case.  Per Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program read more…

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IM-27 2021 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND RAILROAD (RR) INCOME

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND RAILROAD (RR) INCOME DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff that VA and RR participants received a 1.3% COLA for MAGI programs effective January 2021. NOTE: The Families First Coronavirus Response Action read more…

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IM-26 2021 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY INCOME GUIDELINES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY INCOME GUIDELINES MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX A (1900.000.00) DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to update the income guidelines for Presumptive Eligibility due to the increase in the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These guidelines are effective from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. Appendix read more…

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IM-25 2021 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2021 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.20.10 1800.000.00 APPENDIX A 1800.000.00 APPENDIX B 1800.000.00 APPENDIX D 1800.000.00 APPENDIX E 1800.000.00 APPENDIX I FORM REVISION # IM-4PRM                     DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2021, the read more…

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IM-24 MILEAGE EXPENSE RATE INCREASE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MILEAGE EXPENSE RATE INCREASE MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J DISCUSSION: The state mileage rate used to calculate expenses for Income Maintenance Programs will increase to $0.43 effective April 1, 2021. A Memorandum for DSS Employees was issued by the Human Resource Center announcing the same change to employee mileage reimbursement read more…

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IM-23 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)-EXCESS INCOME VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)-EXCESS INCOME VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MANUAL REVISION # 1115.095.00 1115.095.05 1115.095.10 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memo is to provide clarification from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of a change in the federal regulation for the treatment of verification of excessive income claimed by SNAP households. read more…

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IM-22 HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCB) REFERRAL UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCB) REFERRAL UPDATE MANUAL REVISION # 0820.030.10.05 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce a clarification added to the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual. Section 0820.030.10.05 has been updated to clarify that a Home and Community Based (HCB) read more…

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IM-21 INCARCERATION REPORTED BY ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY (AFGE)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCARCERATION REPORTED BY ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY (AFGE) FORM REVISION # Information Notice-Regarding an Action Taken on your Case (IM-50AfGE) DISCUSSION: The Accurint for Government Eligibility (AfGE) portal provides information regarding incarceration in more than 30 states.  AfGE may be used for the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and read more…

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IN-20 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLAIM COMPROMISE UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) CLAIM COMPROMISE UPDATE MANUAL REVISION # 1142.055.05 1142.085.00 – obsolete DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce updates to Food Stamp Policy Manual section 1142.055.05 Compromising Claims.  Policy section, 1142.085.00 Deferred Adjudication is now obsolete.   Updates to section 1142.055.05 Compromising Claims include: read more…

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IM-19 UPDATE TO MO HEALTHNET GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH APPLICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO MO HEALTHNET GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH APPLICATION FORM REVISION # IM-1MAGW DISCUSSION: The MO HealthNet Gateway to Better Health Application has been updated to reflect the 2021 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) income maximum of $1310.00.  Use this updated version effective immediately and discard all previous versions.  NECESSARY ACTION: read more…

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IM-18 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # Appendix J, Adult Standards Chart Appendix K, MO HealthNet Aged, Blind, and Disabled Program Descriptions Appendix L, Aged, Blind, Disabled Income Chart Appendix M, Medicare Cost Savings Program DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, read more…

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IM-17 INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTIES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTIES MANUAL REVISION # APPENDIX J APPENDIX N                                                     DISCUSSION: The purpose of this read more…

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IM-16 CLARIFICATION OF THE QUALIFIED INCOME TRUST (QIT) TRUSTEE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED (HCB) AND MISSOURI’S CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (MOCDD) WAIVER PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   CLARIFICATION OF THE QUALIFIED INCOME TRUST (QIT) TRUSTEE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED (HCB) AND MISSOURI’S CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (MOCDD) WAIVER PROGRAMS         MANUAL REVISION #  1025.015.04.01.02 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff of clarification added to the QIT section 1025.015.04.01.02 read more…

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IM-15 UPDATE TO SUSPENSION FOR INCARCERATED PARTICIPANTS FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   UPDATE TO SUSPENSION FOR INCARCERATED PARTICIPANTS FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS AND FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0840.020.00 1885.040.00 DISCUSSION: MO HealthNet (MHN) benefits must be suspended for any participant who becomes incarcerated. Suspension for Incarcerated Participants policy was added to read more…

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IM-14 UPDATES TO INCOME AND DEDUCTION SECTIONS IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO INCOME AND DEDUCTION SECTIONS IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.05 1805.030.20.05 1805.030.20.10 1805.030.20.15 1805.030.25.10 1805.035.00 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce updates to the following income and deductions sections in the MAGI manual. Updates include formatting changes and specific changes read more…

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IM-13 UPDATE TO MEDICAL REPORT INCLUDING PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION/DISABILITY EVALUATION (IM-60A) AND INSTRUCTIONS

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   UPDATE TO MEDICAL REPORT INCLUDING PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION/DISABILITY EVALUATION (IM-60A) AND INSTRUCTIONS FORM REVISION # IM-60A INSTRUCTIONS DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform staff of updates to the form “Medical Report Including Physician’s Certification/Disability Evaluation” (IM-60A) and the corresponding instructions. The IM-60A now uses current medical information regarding read more…

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IM-12 UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AMOUNT

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AMOUNT MANUAL REVISION # 0850.005.20 Appendix J Appendix K Appendix L DISCUSSION: The threshold amount established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine eligibility under Section 1619 of the Social Security Act has increased to $3,693 effective January 1, 2021. NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum read more…

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IM-11 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FS-1 REVISED APPLICATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FS-1 REVISED APPLICATION FORM REVISION # FS-1 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce the updated Application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) form (FS-1). The revised FS-1 updates terminology and replaces Food Stamp(s) with SNAP. The FS-1 has been updated to reflect read more…

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IM-10 REVISIONS TO THE CALCULATION METHODS AND FREQUENCY CODES CHART

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISIONS TO THE CALCULATION METHODS AND FREQUENCY CODES CHART FORM REVISION # CALCULATION METHODS AND FREQUENCY CODES CHART DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to announce revisions to the Calculation Methods and Frequency Codes Chart. For the calculation method ADD, the following has been added: When a change in read more…

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IM-09 REVISION TO THE CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION SECTION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISION TO THE CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION SECTION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 0205.040.05 DISCUSSION: The purpose of this memorandum is to update the TA manual section 0205.040.05 Eligibility Determination to introduce an additional option to prove citizenship allowed by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. This read more…

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IM-08 ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY (AFGE) PORTAL

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: ACCURINT FOR GOVERNMENT ELIGIBILITY PORTAL FORM REVISION # DISCUSSION: Accurint for Government Eligibility (AfGE) is the newest portal being added to the Electronic Verification System (EVS). AfGE may be used for the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) and Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) programs at the time read more…

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IM-07 COVID-19 ELEVENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 ELEVENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allows for Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households.  The P-SNAP program raises a household’s SNAP read more…

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IM-06 COVID-19 TENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 TENTH EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allows for Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households.  The P-SNAP program raises a household’s SNAP read more…

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IM-05 INCOME MAINTENANCE FEBRUARY PROCESSING PAID OVERTIME

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   INCOME MAINTENANCE FEBRUARY PROCESSING PAID OVERTIME ATTACHMENT:    OVERTIME PAYROLL SHEET As of Sunday, February 21, 2021 and through Saturday, March 6, 2021 all Income Maintenance (IM) staff are approved to work paid overtime (OT) to: Process SNAP, MHABD, TA and CC Applications, Verifications received, FA-325 follow Up, BA/CIC, SNAP read more…

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IM-04 COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 FOR ALL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 0205.005.30.10   0210.015.35.40 0805.015.10   1025.015.01.02 1110.020.30   1115.015.90 DISCUSSION: Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as Stimulus Payments, were approved as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) read more…

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IM-03 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY ALLOTMENT CHANGES

FROM:   KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:   SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY ALLOTMENT CHANGES  MANUAL REVISIONS:   1115.099.00 DISCUSSION:  This memo references the changes to the maximum allotment addressed in IM-01 dated January 6, 2021. The temporary increase to monthly SNAP allotments occurred over the weekend of January 16, 2021.  A manual revision was made to reflect read more…

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IM-02 COVID-19: UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  COVID-19:  UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION UPDATES RESULTING FROM THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 DISCUSSION: Memo IM-37, dated April 29, 2020, introduced 3 new types of Unemployment Compensation funds that were created on March 27, 2020, as a result the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Those funds were the Federal Pandemic read more…

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IM-01 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) TEMPORARY INCREASE TO MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS DISCUSSION: The memo is to inform staff that the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 allows states to increase the base household SNAP benefit by 15%  from January 2021 to June 2021. For the month of January, 2021 read more…

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