B. Correction: The SSI couples income limit figure used in MA-2110, Passalong, II.E. Example III is incorrect. The correct figure for 2008 is $976 (2008 Monthly SSI payment for couples plus $20 income disregard).
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 05-08
To: County Directors of Social Services
Make the following change(s)
The amount of the student earned income exclusion is adjusted each year by the cost of living adjustment (COLA) that is used to adjust the SSI Federal Benefit rate. The COLA for 2008 is 2.3%.
This policy is effective January 1, 2008. Apply this change to applications taken and redeterminations started on or after January 1, 2008, as well as to those presently in process.
Insert: MA-2110, Passalong, pages 3-4.
Insert: MA-2250, Income, pages 95-96.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative. For any issues that are not able to be handled through that venue, Mrs. Angela Floyd, Assistant Director for Recipient and Provider Services, will be your point of contact and can be reached at (919) 855-4000.
William W. Lawrence, Jr., M.D.
(This material was researched and written by William Appel, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.