Memorandums and Practice Points

2022 IM Memos

IM-70 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) APPLICATIONS, FORMS AND NOTICES UPDATED TO REPLACE FSD.DOCUMENTS WITH MYDSSUPLOAD.MO.GOV

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) APPLICATIONS, FORMS AND NOTICES UPDATED TO REPLACE FSD.DOCUMENTS WITH MYDSSUPLOAD.MO.GOV FORM REVISION # IM-1REQ IM-1SSL IM-1SSL Ongoing IM-1U IM-5 IM-7 IM-10 IM-13 IM-31A IM-39 IM-108 IM-FTI   DISCUSSION: Effective May 29, 2022 MAGI applications, forms and notices have been updated to replace references to the FSD.Documents read more…

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IM-69 FORM USED FOR INCARCERATED PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE AN INPATIENT EVENT (IM-151) REVISED AND RENAMED

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: FORM USED FOR INCARCERATED PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE AN INPATIENT EVENT (IM-151) REVISED AND RENAMED FORM REVISION # IM-151 DISCUSSION: Revisions were made to the IM-151 to allow incarcerated applicants and suspended participants to use the form for an inpatient event. The form was renamed Inpatient Coverage for Incarcerated Participants (IM-151). read more…

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IM-68 NEW HEARING REQUEST AND CANCEL HEARING REQUEST FORMS DEVELOPED FOR PUBLIC USE

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: NEW HEARING REQUEST AND CANCEL HEARING REQUEST FORMS DEVELOPED FOR PUBLIC USE FORM REVISION # IM-85 IM-85 Instructions IM-86 IM-86 Instructions DISCUSSION: The Online Hearing Request (IM-85) and Online Cancel Hearing Request (IM-86) forms are now available online to request a hearing or cancel a previously requested hearing. There are read more…

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IM-67 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FLYER

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FLYER FORM REVISION # IM-4 Know Your Rights IM-4 Know Your Rights (Spanish) DISCUSSION: The SNAP Know Your Rights flyer (IM-4 Know Your Rights) has been updated to introduce a Spanish version and add the following rights: • Not read more…

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IM-66 REVISION OF FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) POLICY MANUAL SECTIONS REGARDING SIGNING THE APPLICATION

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: REVISION OF FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) POLICY MANUAL SECTIONS REGARDING SIGNING THE APPLICATION MANUAL REVISION # 1802.020.00 1802.020.10 1802.020.35 1802.020.40 1802.020.45 DISCUSSION: The MAGI Policy Manual has been updated in several sections to update language and Family Support Division (FSD) terminology to be inclusive of all MO HealthNet programs. Updated read more…

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IM-65 UPDATES TO PROBATION AND PAROLE/COURT COMPLIANCE DRUG CONVICTION EXCEPTION VERIFICATION FORM FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO PROBATION AND PAROLE/COURT COMPLIANCE DRUG CONVICTION EXCEPTION VERIFICATION FORM FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FORM REVISION # IM-367 DISCUSSION: The Current Probation and Parole/Court Compliance Drug Conviction Exception Verification (IM-367) form for SNAP has been updated to include two new buttons to email the IM-367 to the read more…

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IM-64 UPDATE TO THE ADDRESS CHANGE POLICY FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATE TO THE ADDRESS CHANGE POLICY FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION # 1140.005.50 DISCUSSION: Food and Nutrition Services has updated the address change policy. While a SNAP household is not required to report an address change, it is necessary to obtain the new shelter expense information read more…

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IM-63 – REPORTING CHANGES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (IM-4FSSR) REVISION

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: REPORTING CHANGES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (IM-4FSSR) REVISION FORM REVISION # IM-4 REPORTING CHANGES FOR SNAP PARTICIPANTS DISCUSSION: The “Reporting Changes for the Food Stamps Program” (IM-4FSSR) form has been revised and renamed IM-4 Reporting Changes for SNAP Participants. The flyer can be printed from the public forms read more…

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IM-62 UPDATES TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTIONS RELATED TO REPLACEMENT ISSUANCES, AND IM-110 REPLACEMENT REQUEST FORM

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTIONS RELATED TO REPLACEMENT ISSUANCES, AND IM-110 REPLACEMENT REQUEST FORM MANUAL REVISION # 1150.000.00 1150.005.00 1150.010.00 FORM REVISION # IM-110 IM-110 Instructions Obsolete DISCUSSION: The following SNAP manual sections, 1150.000.00 Replacement Issuances, 1150.005.00 Food Stamp Benefits Lost from an EBT Account, 1150.010.00 read more…

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IM-61 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTION VERIFICATION REQUIRED AT RECERTIFICATION

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTION VERIFICATION REQUIRED AT RECERTIFICATION MANUAL REVISION # 1102.020.00 DISCUSSION: Updates have been made to manual section 1102.020.00 Verification Required at Recertification to clarify when medical expenses are required to be verified at recertification. For elderly or disabled participants, medical expenses read more…

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IM-60 OBSOLETING EMPLOYER AND STUDENT INCOME VERIFICATION FORMS

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: OBSOLETING EMPLOYER AND STUDENT INCOME VERIFICATION FORMS MANUAL REVISION # 1102.015.05 1102.015.45 FORM REVISION # FA-311 obsolete FA-321 obsolete IM-12 obsolete IM12A obsolete IM-108 obsolete DISCUSSION: Effective 5/28/2022, the following employer and student income verification forms are obsolete for all Income Maintenance (IM) programs: • Manual forms removed from the read more…

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IM-59 UPDATES TO THE EARNED AND UNEARNED INCOME SECTIONS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATES TO THE EARNED AND UNEARNED INCOME SECTIONS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1115.005.00 1115.010.00   DISCUSSION: The SNAP Manual was updated to add interest under Unearned Income. It has been removed from the Earned Income section. Both policies were updated to better identify read more…

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IM-58 GENERAL INFORMATION MANUAL UPDATE TO USE OF ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM (EVS) SOURCES

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: GENERAL INFORMATION MANUAL UPDATE TO USE OF ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM (EVS) SOURCES MANUAL REVISION # 0110.060.10 DISCUSSION: EVS Manual section 0110.060.10 Use of Electronic Verification System (EVS) Sources has been updated and no longer identifies adding vendor coverage to an active MO HealthNet case as an application. When determining if read more…

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IM-57 PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (PACE) INFORMATION AND MANUAL UPDATE

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (PACE) INFORMATION AND MANUAL UPDATE MANUAL REVISION # 0825.030.35 0830.000.00 Obsolete 1030.010.05 1040.030.00 1040.030.30 DISCUSSION: Missouri has a new PACE provider in the Saint Louis area, New Horizons PACE. The Family Support Division (FSD) is not responsible for making eligibility determinations for the read more…

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IM-56 UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) PILOT

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE (NAC) PILOT DISCUSSION: Louisiana is no longer a participant in the National Accuracy Clearinghouse (NAC). Louisiana will no longer be adding new data to the NAC Database. Louisiana’s existing NAC data will be maintained for 12 months to allow participating agencies time to read more…

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IM-55 INTRODUCING THE IM-4 MO HEALTHNET REPORT A CHANGE FLYER

FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT: INTRODUCING THE IM-4 MO HEALTHNET REPORT A CHANGE FLYER FORM REVISION # IM-4 MO HealthNet Report a Change DISCUSSION: The IM-4 MO HealthNet Report a Change flyer was created to stress the importance of MO HealthNet participants keeping their information up to date. The flyer also lists some of the read more…

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IM-54 MOBILE PAYMENT APPLICATIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MOBILE PAYMENT APPLICATIONS MANUAL REVISIONS # 0110.040.05 0205.005.30 1025.010.00 1030.000.00 1110.000.00   DISCUSSION: Mobile payment applications have been added to the resource policies for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance (TA), and MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind & Disabled (MHABD). Consider mobile payment applications a resource when read more…

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IM-53 UPDATES TO MANUAL SECTIONS THAT REFER TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND (SAB)/BLIND PENSION (BP) COMBINATION CASES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO MANUAL SECTIONS THAT REFER TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND (SAB)/BLIND PENSION (BP) COMBINATION CASES MANUAL REVISION # 0210.005.10 0210.005.60 0405.005.00 0410.005.05 0505.005.00   DISCUSSION: TA manual section 0210.005.60 TA-SAB or TA-BP Combination Cases is updated to align with other similar policies to state read more…

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IM-52 UPDATES TO THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION (NVR) MANUAL AND MISSOURI VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION – MO 231-0167 (REVISED 08/16)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION (NVR) MANUAL AND MISSOURI VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION – MO 231-0167 (REVISED 08/16) MANUAL REVISION # 2100.020.00 2100.030.00   DISCUSSION: NVR manual section 2100.020.00 has been revised to reformat information, update links to the newest version of the NVR Application with the revision date 8/16, read more…

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IM-51 CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT VERIFICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT VERIFICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION # 1102.015.40   DISCUSSION: The SNAP policy manual has been revised to instruct staff to verify obligated and actual child support payments through the Missouri Automated Child Support System (MACSS). Staff should no longer utilize the interface screen read more…

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IM-50 ADDITIONAL UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY RESOURCE FORM (TPL-1) INSTRUCTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ADDITIONAL UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY RESOURCE FORM (TPL-1) INSTRUCTIONS FORM REVISION # TPL-1 INSTRUCTIONS   DISCUSSION: The health care program for uniformed service members, TRICARE, replaced the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) program. The TPL-1 Instructions have been updated to remove the reference to CHAMPUS. read more…

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IM-49 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL UPDATE TO CORRECT SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) TYPO

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL UPDATE TO CORRECT SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) TYPO MANUAL REVISION # 0205.075.10   DISCUSSION: Manual section 0205.075.10 Exemptions from the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit is updated to correct bullet point within #13 to state the correct type of income. It now reads Supplemental Security Income read more…

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IM-48 ENDING EARNED INCOME IN FAMIS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ENDING EARNED INCOME IN FAMIS   DISCUSSION: This memo is to remind staff of proper procedures when ending an income source in FAMIS, as noted in IM-14 of 2008. When an income source has ended, staff must determine when the employment ended and when the last paycheck from the ended read more…

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IM-47 ENTERING TIMELY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ENTERING TIMELY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL REVISION # 1145.015.05   DISCUSSION: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) manual section 1145.015.05 Timely Disqualifications has been updated to include clarifying the first month to impose the disqualification for an individual found ineligible to receive SNAP benefits as well read more…

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IM-46 REPLACEMENT REQUEST/AFFIDAVIT FOR FOOD STAMP BENEFITS LOST FROM AN EBT ACCOUNT (IM-113) OBSOLETE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REPLACEMENT REQUEST/AFFIDAVIT FOR FOOD STAMP BENEFITS LOST FROM AN EBT ACCOUNT (IM-113) OBSOLETE FORM REVISION # IM-113 obsolete   DISCUSSION: The Replacement Request/Affidavit for Food Stamp Benefits Lost from an EBT Account (IM-113) is now obsolete. The Replacement Request (IM-110) should be used for all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) read more…

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IM-45 UPDATING CROWDFUNDING THRESHOLD FOR MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) METHODOLOGY

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATING CROWDFUNDING THRESHOLD FOR MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) METHODOLOGY MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.20.10   DISCUSSION: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides clarification on when crowdfunding or third party transactions are reportable and taxable. MAGI manual section 1805.030.20.10 Income Excluded Under MAGI has been revised to incorporate the read more…

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IM-44 MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL UPDATE TO INVESTIGATION OF ASSETS TRANSFER

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL UPDATE TO INVESTIGATION OF ASSETS TRANSFER MANUAL REVISION # 1040.020.10   DISCUSSION: MHABD Eligibility Requirements manual section 1040.020.10 Investigation of Assets Transfer is updated to clarify the Accuity process for the look-back period. When reviewing Accuity for applications requesting vendor read more…

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IM-43 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 average private pay nursing care rate increased to $6,894 per month effective April 1, 2022. For applications taken on or after April 1, 2022, use $6,894 to determine read more…

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IM-42 2022 MO HEALTHNET OUTREACH PROJECT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, LICENSED CHILDCARE PROVIDERS, AND FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 MO HEALTHNET OUTREACH PROJECT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, LICENSED CHILDCARE PROVIDERS, AND FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION   DISCUSSION: Senate Bill 583 (2010) requires the Department of Social Services (DSS) to collaborate with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and licensed childcare providers in an effort read more…

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IM-41 UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY RESOURCE FORM (TPL-1) INSTRUCTIONS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO THIRD PARTY RESOURCE FORM (TPL-1) INSTRUCTIONS FORM REVISION # TPL-1 INSTRUCTIONS   DISCUSSION: The TPL-1 Instructions have been updated to remove a reference to common area screens. The updated instructions are located in the public forms manual and the internal forms manual.   NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum read more…

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IM-40 CAPABILITY OF ADDING AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE (AR) FOR CHILD CARE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CAPABILITY OF ADDING AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE (AR) FOR CHILD CARE   DISCUSSION: Effective April 3, 2022, the Representative Detail (FMJG) screen in FAMIS allows the use of Representative Type ARP – Authorized Representative for Child Care applications and cases. The Appointing an Authorized Representative form (IM-6AR) includes this option for Child read more…

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IM-39 DISREGARD SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) SIMPLIFIED REPORTING CHANGE MEMO IM-19 DATED MARCH 3, 2022

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  DISREGARD SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) SIMPLIFIED REPORTING CHANGE MEMO IM-19 DATED MARCH 3, 2022   DISCUSSION: On March 3, 2022, Income Maintenance (IM) Memo #19 posted, announcing a change in Simplified Reporting processing guidelines for SNAP effective March 6, 2022. The change was put on hold on March 4, read more…

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IM-38 REVISED APPLICATION FOR CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (IM-1CC SPANISH) FORM UPDATED IN THE FORMS MANUALS – SPANISH TRANSLATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  REVISED APPLICATION FOR CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (IM-1CC SPANISH) FORM UPDATED IN THE FORMS MANUALS – SPANISH TRANSLATION FORM REVISION # IM-1CC SPANISH   DISCUSSION: The Application for Child Care Subsidy with a revision date of 9/2017 has been translated to Spanish, Solicitud del Subsidio para Cuidados Infantiles [IM-1CC (Spanish)]. The read more…

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IM-37 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) DRUG DISQUALIFICATION WORDING UPDATES ON THE FAMIS NOTICES FA-510 AND FA-150

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) DRUG DISQUALIFICATION WORDING UPDATES ON THE FAMIS NOTICES FA-510 AND FA-150   DISCUSSION: Effective April 17, 2022, the Adverse Action Notice (FA-510) and Action Notice (FA-150) is updated to add mandatory wording for Temporary Assistance (TA) drug disqualifications. These updates include: Adding the specific state regulations for read more…

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IM-36 UPDATE TO THE 5% DISREGARD TO INCLUDE THE ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) AND SIMPLIFIED EXAMPLES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO THE 5% DISREGARD TO INCLUDE THE ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) AND SIMPLIFIED EXAMPLES MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.20.20.05   DISCUSSION: Section 1805.030.20.20.05 Calculation of the Five Percent Disregard has been updated to replace “MO HealthNet for Families – Adult category only” with Adult Expansion Group (AEG). The formula to read more…

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IM-35 NEW ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PARTICIPANTS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  NEW ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION (FSD) INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PARTICIPANTS   DISCUSSION: On March 31, 2022, the online applications for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance (TA), and Child Care (CC) available on https://mydss.mo.gov/ will be updated. This update allows participants to complete and submit applications for read more…

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IM-34 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) CIVIL RIGHTS INFORMATION UPDATED ON FAMIS NOTICES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) CIVIL RIGHTS INFORMATION UPDATED ON FAMIS NOTICES   DISCUSSION: The USDA Civil Rights information has been updated on FAMIS notices to match the most recently posted language from the USDA. The following changes were made: Link to the USDA Complaint Form (AD-3027) was updated read more…

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IM-33 UPDATES TO SANCTIONS FOR NON-COOPERATION IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO SANCTIONS FOR NON-COOPERATION IN THE FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1805.040.10.20   DISCUSSION: MAGI Manual section 1805.040.10.20 Sanctions for Non-Cooperation has been revised to: remove an obsolete email address (FSD.GROUPC@dss.mo.gov) update terminology Non-cooperation sanction policy has not changed. Child Support (CS) determines if the individual read more…

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IM-32 PROCESSING RECERTIFICATION UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  PROCESSING RECERTIFICATION UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1130.015.15   DISCUSSION: The SNAP manual has been updated to clarify when a household must submit a new application for rejected recertification applications due to the household not taking a required action, such as completing an read more…

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IM-31 2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE MANUAL REVISION # 0210.005.30   DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2022, 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 2022 100% read more…

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IM-30 ACTION TAKEN ON YOUR FOOD STAMP CASE (IM-112) UPDATED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ACTION TAKEN ON YOUR FOOD STAMP CASE (IM-112) UPDATED FORM REVISION # IM-112   DISCUSSION: The Action Taken on Your Food Stamp Case (IM-112) has been revised to replace Food Stamps with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The form name is now titled Action Taken on Your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance read more…

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IM-29 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTION EU PROVIDES REQUESTED VERIFICATION/TAKES REQUIRED ACTION AFTER REJECTION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL SECTION EU PROVIDES REQUESTED VERIFICATION/TAKES REQUIRED ACTION AFTER REJECTION MANUAL REVISION # 1130.027.00   DISCUSSION: The “EU Provides Requested Verification/Takes Required Action After Rejection” section of the SNAP manual (1130.027.00) was renamed “Household Provides Requested Verification/Takes Required Action After Rejection. In read more…

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IM-28 2022 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR SSA/SSI INCOME

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR SSA/SSI INCOME   DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2022, MAGI cases will be updated to reflect a 5.9% COLA for Social Security Administration (SSA) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) participants. NOTE: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (FFCRA) read more…

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IM-27 UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) APPLICATION POLICY FOR INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) APPLICATION POLICY FOR INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS MANUAL REVISION # 0105.040.30 1802.010.80 1802.010.80.15   DISCUSSION: Updates have been made to MHN policy to allow individuals who are incarcerated to apply for MHN benefits and be suspended until their release from custody. 0105.040.30 MO HealthNet Application for Inmates in read more…

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IM-26 2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.20.10 APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX D APPENDIX E APPENDIX I FORM REVISION # IM-4PRM   DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2022, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income guidelines increase for all Family Healthcare (MAGI) programs. read more…

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IM-25 2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 UPDATE OF POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS MANUAL REVISION # Appendix J Appendix K DISCUSSION: Effective April 1, 2022, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income guidelines increase for the following programs: MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MHABD) read more…

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IM-24 2022 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) INCOME GUIDELINES

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 UPDATED PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) INCOME GUIDELINES MANUAL REVISION # PE APPENDIX A   DISCUSSION: PE income guidelines have been updated due to the increase in the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These guidelines are effective from April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. PE Appendix A, found in the Presumptive read more…

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IM-23 FILLABLE DRUG CONVICTION EXCEPTION DETERMINATION WORKSHEET FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  FILLABLE DRUG CONVICTION EXCEPTION DETERMINATION WORKSHEET FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) FORM REVISION # IM-366   DISCUSSION: The SNAP Drug Conviction Exception Determination Worksheet (IM-366) is now fillable.   NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.   KE/se

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IM-22 MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL UPDATE TO BUY-IN FOR QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (QMB)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL UPDATE TO BUY-IN FOR QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (QMB) MANUAL REVISION # 0865.015.05   DISCUSSION: MHABD manual section 0865.015.05 Buy-In for QMB was updated to correct the email address for the Medicare Buy-In Unit. The correct email address is MHD.MEDICARE-BUYIN@dss.mo.gov.   read more…

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IM-21 UPDATES TO PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) FORMS AND POLICY

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) FORMS AND POLICY MANUAL REVISION # 1900.010.00 1900.020.80 1900.030.00 1900.030.10 1900.030.20 1900.040.00 PE Appendix A OBSOLETE 1900.050.00 1900.050.10 1900.050.10.10 1900.050.10.20 1900.050.10.20.10 1900.050.10.20.20 1900.050.10.20.30 1900.050.10.30 1900.050.10.40 FORM REVISION # PE-1SSL  PE-2 Worksheet PE-3 PE-3 PW   DISCUSSION: Several changes have been made to PE policy and read more…

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IM-20 LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) FORMS ADDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) FORMS ADDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL   DISCUSSION: The following forms related to LIHEAP can now be found in the DSSManuals Forms Manual: LIHEAP Application (English) (Spanish) Information Request (LIHEAP-1B) Low Income Interview Guide (LIHEAP-1C) Employee Wage Documentation read more…

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IM-18 UPDATES TO MANUAL SECTION INCOME INCLUDED UNDER MAGI

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO MANUAL SECTION INCOME INCLUDED UNDER MAGI MANUAL REVISION # 1805.030.20.05   DISCUSSION: Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) manual section 1805.030.20.05 Income Included Under MAGI has been updated. Revisions include: Updated taxable thresholds for Social Security Income to include a married child Formatting changes   NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum read more…

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IM-17 INTRODUCTION OF THE ALLOWED VERIFICATION (IM-31V) FORM

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  INTRODUCTION OF THE ALLOWED VERIFICATION (IM-31V) FORM FORM REVISION # IM-31V   DISCUSSION: The Allowed Verification Form (IM-31V) was created to provide examples of proof that can be submitted when verification has been requested from an applicant/participant. The IM-31V may be given to an applicant/participant in the office, mailed, or read more…

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IM-16 APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (IM-1TA) FORM ADDED TO THE FORMS MANUALS – SPANISH TRANSLATION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (IM-1TA) FORM ADDED TO THE FORMS MANUALS – SPANISH TRANSLATION FORM REVISION # IM-1TA SPANISH   DISCUSSION: The IM-1TA with a revision date of 5/2021 has been translated to Spanish, Solicitud de Beneficios de Dinero en Efectivo de Asistencia Temporal [IM-1TA (Spanish)]. The form is now read more…

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IM-15 VISUAL DETERMINATION LENGTH FOR SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND (SAB) AND BLIND PENSION (BP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  VISUAL DETERMINATION LENGTH FOR SUPPLEMENTAL AID TO THE BLIND (SAB) AND BLIND PENSION (BP)   DISCUSSION: Approval notices for BP and SAB coverages have been updated to notify the participant of the length of their eligibility determination and if a re-examination is waived for coverage renewal. The State Ophthalmologist notifies read more…

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IM-14 UPDATE TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL FOR TYPES OF CLAIMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL FOR TYPES OF CLAIMS MANUAL REVISION # 1142.010.00 1142.015.00 1142.015.05 1142.015.10 1142.015.10.05 1142.015.15 1142.015.15.05   DISCUSSION: Updates have been made to the following SNAP policies: 1142.010.00 Claims Process 1142.015.00 Types of Claims 1142.015.05 Administrative Error 1142.015.10 Inadvertent Household Error 1142.015.10.05 Suspected read more…

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IM-13 BLIND PENSION SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER MANUAL UPDATE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  BLIND PENSION SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER MANUAL UPDATE MANUAL REVISION # 0505.000.00 0505.070.00 MHABD Appendix K   DISCUSSION: Manual section 0505.000.00 Eligibility Requirements for Blind Pension has been updated to add Social Security Number (SSN). Manual section 0505.070.00 Social Security Number has been added to the Blind Pension Manual, and the Table read more…

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IM-12 MO HEALTHNET AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) SUPPLEMENT FORM (IM-1ABDS) AVAILABLE ONLINE

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  MO HEALTHNET AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) SUPPLEMENT FORM (IM-1ABDS) AVAILABLE ONLINE   DISCUSSION: Effective 1/28/2022, the IM-1ABDS is available to be completed and submitted online. Participants can access the IM-1ABDS by going to myDSS.mo.gov/healthcare/apply. The IM-1ABDS was introduced in Memo IM-63 dated June 28, 2021 and is used to read more…

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IM-11 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL EXEMPTIONS TO NOTICE OF ADVERSE ACTION

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL EXEMPTIONS TO NOTICE OF ADVERSE ACTION MANUAL REVISION # 1140.025.10.05 DISCUSSION: Memorandum IM-73 July 6, 2021 Returned Mail for All Income Maintenance (IM) Programs provided revisions to the SNAP policy manual, section 1140.025.10.05 Exemptions to Notice of Adverse Action; when returned read more…

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IM-10 2022 AFFORDABLE INSURANCE QUOTES UPDATED ON FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) APPENDIX G

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  2022 AFFORDABLE INSURANCE QUOTES UPDATED ON FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) APPENDIX G MANUAL REVISION # MAGI APPENDIX G   DISCUSSION: MAGI Appendix G has been updated with 2022 insurance quotes from the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). Affordable insurance determinations for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) premium children must still be read more…

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IM-09 UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AMOUNT

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE OF 1619 THRESHOLD AMOUNT 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 increased to $3,988 effective January 1, 2022. Additional information regarding 1619 eligibility is available in manual read more…

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IM-08 UPDATE TO APPLICATION REQUEST (IM-1REQ) FOR ALL MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO APPLICATION REQUEST (IM-1REQ) FOR ALL MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS FORM REVISION # IM-1REQ   DISCUSSION: The IM-1REQ has been updated to be used for all MHN programs, including Family MO HealthNet programs and MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled programs. Family Support Division staff mail the read more…

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IM-07 NEW FLYERS AND BROCHURES ADDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  NEW FLYERS AND BROCHURES ADDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL   DISCUSSION: DSS has added several flyers & brochures recently that will be beneficial to many Family Support Division (FSD) participants. These can be provided to participants at FSD Resource Centers and accessed by community partners read more…

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IM-06 UPDATE TO FEDERAL NOTICE REQUIREMENTS IN THE LEGAL ASPECTS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO FEDERAL NOTICE REQUIREMENTS IN THE LEGAL ASPECTS MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 0130.005.05.30   DISCUSSION: Legal Aspects manual section 0130.005.05.30 Federal Notice Requirements has been updated to correct a typographical error regarding legal reference 45 CFR 92.101 Meaningful access for individuals with limited English proficiency.   NECESSARY ACTION: Review read more…

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IM-05 ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) ADDED TO FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS LIST IN THE MAGI MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) ADDED TO FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS LIST IN THE MAGI MANUAL MANUAL REVISION # 1800.000.00   DISCUSSION: AEG has been added to the program list under MO HealthNet for Families in manual section 1800.000.00 Family MO HealthNet Programs.   NECESSARY ACTION: Review this memorandum with read more…

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IM-04 CENSUS INCOME FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  CENSUS INCOME FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)   DISCUSSION: Temporary Census income, introduced in IM-070 Temporary Census Employees Earnings, was excluded as income for SNAP during the 2020 Census project. Census income is now included income for SNAP. Census income should be entered as: Type – Earned Income (EI) read more…

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IM-03 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL TYPES OF MEDICAL COST ALLOWED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL TYPES OF MEDICAL COST ALLOWED MANUAL REVISION # 1115.035.15.10   DISCUSSION: The SNAP manual was updated to include certain types of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and medication packaging services such as MedBox and PillPack as allowable prescription expenses per clarification from the read more…

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IM-02 THE APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (MEDICAID) (IM-1MA) IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AFTER 12/31/2021

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  THE APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (MEDICAID) (IM-1MA) IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AFTER 12/31/2021   DISCUSSION: IM-63 dated June 28, 2021 announced that the IM-1MA should no longer be used to apply for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) and is obsolete. The following note from IM-63 is read more…

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IM-01 GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH TRANSITION LETTER AND UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) ELIGIBILITY REVIEW FORM (IM-1U)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR SUBJECT:  GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH TRANSITION LETTER AND UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) ELIGIBILITY REVIEW FORM (IM-1U) FORM REVISION # IM-1U GTBH Transition Letter   DISCUSSION: Beginning 11/19/2021, many current Gateway to Better Health (GTBH) participants were mailed a Gateway to Better Health Transition Letter and an IM-1U. These letters and forms read more…

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