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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 15-03, Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

DATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2002

Subject: Social Security Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

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 2003. 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-3300 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 2002

    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

VII. PENDING APPLICATIONS

This Administrative Letter obsoletes DMA Administrative Letter 10-02 dated November 13, 2001.

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

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

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