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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 10-02, Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment

DATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2001

Subject: Social Security Cost-Of-Living Adjustment

Distribution: County Directors of Social Services

I. SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES DUE TO COLA ADJUSTMENT

II. RECIPIENT NOTICE OF COLA

 

NOTICE TO MEDICAID RECIPIENTS

 

    If you receive a Social Security check, your check may go up in January 2002. This increase could affect your Medicaid by giving you a deductible, a patient monthly liability, or by increasing the deductible or patient monthly liability you now have. Medicaid regulations require that income from Social Security be counted when determining Medicaid eligibility (MA-2250 and MA-3260 in the Medicaid Eligibility Manual).

    Social Services in your county will notify you, by January 1, of the exact change, if any, this action will have on your Medicaid. Be on the lookout for your notice. You may appeal the way social services determined your deductible, patient monthly liability, or other change in your eligibility within 60 days from the date of the notice.

December 2001

    Division of Medical Assistance

III. CASES NOT AFFECTED BY THE RSDI COLA

IV. CASES AFFECTED BY THE AUTOMATED RECALCULATION OF RSDI

V. AUTOMATED RECALCULATION

VI. PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONGOING CASES IN THE AUTOMATED UPDATE

applied to $740.80 and the result is $760.06, which is rounded down to $760. EIS shows the RSDI amount as $740. We apply the 2.6% and our result is $759.24, which is rounded down to $759. Be sure to verify the amount on the BENDEX when received.

VII. PENDING APPLICATIONS

b. Send a DSS-8110 to notify the recipient of the increased deductible.

This Administrative Letter obsoletes DMA Administrative Letter 15-01 dated November 10, 2000.

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

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

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