MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual

0805.015.00 Financial Need

IM-112 September 16, 2002; IM-81 April 26, 2001

If the claimant meets the December 1973 OAA, PTD, or AB eligibility requirements, determine need based on adjusted gross income. Determine the adjusted gross income as follows:

  1. Determine whose needs and income must be considered
  2. Determine the gross earned and non-earned income
  3. Determine the adjusted earned income by subtracting the standard earned income deductions from the gross earned income
  4. Add the non-earned income to the adjusted earned income
  5. Subtract the applicable income exemptions/deductions
  6. Round down to the nearest whole dollar amount

NOTE: Complete a separate computation for each month, if there have been changes in income.