- ALL FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION OFFICES
- PATRICK LUEBBERING, ACTING DIRECTOR
- 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 #36
Effective January 1, 2017, the QMB, SLMB, and SLMB2 resource limits increased. For a single individual, the resource limit increased from $7,280 to $7,390. For a married couple, the resource limit increased from $10,930 to $11,090. Resource maximums have been updated in the Family Assistance Management Information System (FAMIS). There is no change in policy regarding how to determine available resources.
Income Maintenance Manual Sections Eligibility Requirements 0865.010.00 and Resources (QMB) 0865.010.15 have been updated to include the increase in resource limits. The MO HealthNet Program Description Aged, Blind, and Disabled Chart and MO HealthNet Aged, Blind and Disabled Income Chart have been updated on the Intranet and Internet to show the increased resource limits. The Medicare Cost Savings Program Internet page has been updated to show the increased resource limits.
Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.