MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual – Table of Contents

0803.020.10.20 Duration of Appointment of Representative

IM#156 October 08, 2019, IM#79 December 28, 2018, IM#33 April 20, 2015

Once the signed Appointment of Authorized Representative (IM-6AR) form is received, FSD shall consider the authorization to remain in effect until:

  • Thirty (30) days have expired and an application has not been received by the FSD for the individual appointing the representative;
  • The FSD receives written notice that the appointment of authorized representative has been revoked by the applicant/participant;
  • The death of an applicant/participant. The authorized representative may continue to assist with an existing application filed prior to the applicant/participant’s death or for payment of benefits owed prior to the participant’s death. For further information regarding applications for deceased person see Section 0105.040.15 Death after Application and 0105.040.20 Application for Deceased Persons: or
  • For a representative appointed only to assist the participant to apply for assistance- authorization ends when the final decision on the application is complete, including the hearing period.

At reapplication, review the previous authorized representative information in FAMIS or MEDES with the applicant to determine if the appointment is still valid. If it is not valid, obtain a signed IM-6ARR.