DATE: MAY 31, 2011
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 10-11
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: June 1, 2011
According to federal regulations, a disability decision rendered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) is binding on Medicaid. Current Medicaid policy provides that when SSA determines an individual is disabled and a previous Medicaid application was denied due to disability, the time limits for prior eligibility depend on whether the initial Medicaid disability decision was an adoption of an RSDI/SSI decision. Research by DMA staff has determined the time limits are not dependent on whether the SSA decision was adopted.
DMA is converting all figures and attachments into a form or incorporating into the policy. We are removing figures/attachments from the policy manuals and changing the links from the figure/attachment to the forms section of the forms website. This procedure will be done in all FC and ABD sections over the next few months.
Aged, Blind and Disabled Medicaid Manual
Change No. 10-11
This policy is effective 06/01/2011. Apply this policy to Medicaid applications taken on or after 06/01/2011 as well as to those presently in process.
If you have any questions, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
(This material was researched and written by Sandi Morrow, 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.