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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 09-12, SOCIAL SECURITY AND VA COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA)

DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2012

Subject: Social Security Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and VA Cost of-Living-Increase

Distribution: County Directors of Social Services

I. SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES DUE TO COLA ADJUSTMENT

II. VA CHANGES DUE TO COST OF LIVING INCREASE

III. Timely Beneficiary NOTICE OF COLA

IV. CASES NOT AFFECTED BY THE RSDI COLA

V. CASES AFFECTED BY THE AUTOMATED RECALCULATION OF RSDI

VI. AUTOMATED RECALCULATION

VII. PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONGOING CASES IN THE AUTOMATED UPDATE

October – March

$880

RSDI

$880

Old RSDI

-20

Exemption

1.7%

COLA Increase

860

-242

 

894.96

New amt. prior to Rounding

618

x6

Months in C.P.

   

$3,708

Deductible for 6 months C.P.

   

October – December

January – March

 

$880

RSDI

$894.

New RSDI

-20

Exemption

-20

Exemption

860

 

874

 

-242

Income Level for One

-242

Income Level

618

618

 

632

632

 

x3

Months in C.P.

x3

Months

$1,854

Deductible for 3 months

$1,896

Deductible for 3 months

C. Computation for Long-Term Care Cases (Non-SSI)

VIII. PENDING APPLICATIONS

December PML

January PML

February PML

 

$880.00

$894.00

$894.00

-30.00 pers. needs

-30.00 pers. needs

-30.00 pers. needs

850.00

864.00

864.00

-96.40 Part B

-104.90 Part B

-104.90 Part B

753.60

759.10

759.10

     

$753.60 PML

$759.10 PML

$759.10 PML

This Administrative Letter obsoletes DMA Administrative Letter 06-11 dated December 01, 2011.

Policy will be updated to reflect changes.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact a Medicaid Program Representative.

MW/pc

(This material was researched and written by Pam Cooper, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.)

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