Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 17-12
To: County Directors of Social Services
Make the following change(s)
ABD Change Notice 11-11 announced that the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) and the North Carolina Division of Veteran’s Administration (NCDVA) entered into an agreement whereby DVA will assist Medicaid applicants and beneficiaries who may be entitled to veteran’s benefits in obtaining all of the benefits to which they are entitled. As part of that agreement, DVA also agreed to verify veteran’s benefits for the county departments of social services.
NCDVA will continue to assist Medicaid applicants and beneficiaries who may be entitled to veteran’s benefits in obtaining benefits. However, NCDVA did not anticipate the volume of verification requests that it would receive and will not be able to continue performing verifications. Verification of veteran’s benefits will have to be obtained from the Veteran’s Administration.
The inadvertent omission of the 2012 Student Earned Income Exclusion COLA is corrected.
Policy clarifications regarding RSDI income and financial instruments payable to the institutionalized spouse and CUSP.
Apply this policy to Medicaid Applications taken on or after November 1, 2012 as well as to those presently in progress.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
(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.