DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 23-07
To: County Directors of Social Services
Foster Care has been expanded to cover individuals through the month they turn age 21. See Family and Children’s Change Notice 16-07 for more information. The Child Support requirements in the Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid Manual are updated as a result of this change.
There is no child or medical referral requirement for a foster adolescent who now has a child, as long as the individual remains covered in the Expanded Foster Care Program. However, if the individual’s category of coverage is changed to a family group where child support requirements must be met as a condition of eligibility for the caretaker, then a referral must be made to Child Support.
Refer to the Family and Children’s Medicaid Change Notice 16-07 for more information on the Expanded Foster Care Program (EFCP).
This policy is effective October 1, 2007.
Insert: MA-2375, Child Support, pages 1-10 effective 10-01-07.
If you have any questions, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
William W. Lawrence, Jr., M.D.,
(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.