IM-170 9/14/01 UTILITY STANDARD AND ADJUSTMENT OF VENDOR CASES
|UTILITY STANDARD AND ADJUSTMENT OF VENDOR CASES|
|Effective October 2001, the utility standard
will increase from $209 to $248 for Food Stamps and for determining allotments
for community spouses shown on vendor nursing home cases. A separate
memo will explain how the increase will be implemented for Food Stamp cases.
This memo applies only to vendor cases. Only a small portion of vendor
cases will actually show a change in the allotment and surplus because
of the new utility standard. Therefore, this adjustment will not
be handled in state office. State Office will list cases which appear
to be immediately affected and send the lists to the appropriate counties
A case will appear on this list if it meets the following criteria:
Send an IM-170 to the claimant, relative or guardian and the facility, on any adjusted case. No listing of surplus changes or cases subject to immediate adjustment will be produced by state office for the nursing facilities. This adjustment should not result in any adverse actions, unless combined with other adjustments you may need to make.
Vendor cases with community spouses will not be listed for adjustment if:
Use the new utility standard for all allotment determinations effective for October 2001, and later.