DATE: JULY 22, 2003
Manual: Aged, Blind and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 02-04
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: September 1, 2003
Minor changes were made to MA-2110, Passalong and MA-2270, LTC Need and Budgeting. Changes were needed to: 1) clarify that passalong only applies to PLA budgeting and in Step I of LTC budgeting, 2) correct the Passalong Section to state that countable income is compared to the current SSI or SA income limit and not the categorically needy income limit, and 3) update the COLA examples with the 2003 chart.
This policy is effective September 1, 2003. Apply this policy to applications taken on or after September 1 and to redeterminations scheduled on or after September 1.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
Gary H. Fuquay
(This material was researched and written by Debbie Pittard, Medicaid Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.