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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 06-11, Social Security and VA Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2011

Subject: Social Security Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and VA Cost of Living Increase

Distribution: County Directors of Social Services

I. Changes in cola letter

II. SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES DUE TO COLA ADJUSTMENT

(II.)

III. VA CHANGES DUE TO COST OF LIVING INCREASE

(III.)

IV. Timely RECIPIENT NOTICE OF COLA

V. CASES NOT AFFECTED BY THE RSDI COLA

(V.)

VI. CASES AFFECTED BY THE AUTOMATED RECALCULATION OF RSDI

(VI.B.)

VII. AUTOMATED RECALCULATION

(VII.B.)

(VII.C.3.)

(VII.C.7.)

VIII. PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONGOING CASES IN THE AUTOMATED UPDATE

(VIII.A.1.b.)

(VIII.B.2.)

October – March

$880

RSDI

$880

Old RSDI

-20

Exemption

X1.036

COLA Increase

860

-242

 

911.68

New amt. prior to Rounding

618

x6

Months in c.p.

   

$3,708

Deductible for 6 months c.p.

   

October – December

January – March

 

$880

RSDI

$911

New RSDI

-20

Exemption

-20

Exemption

860

 

891

 

-242

Income Level for One

-242

Income Level

618

618

 

649

649

 

x3

Months in c.p.

x3

Months

$1,854

Deductible for 3 months

$1,947

Deductible for 3 months

(VIII.B.2.e.)

C. Computation for Long-Term Care Cases (Non-SSI)

(VIII.C.2.)

(VIII.F.)

IX. PENDING APPLICATIONS

(IX.D.)

(IX.)

December PML

January PML

February PML

 

$880.00

$911.00

$911.00

-30.00 pers. needs

-30.00 pers. needs

-30.00 pers. needs

850.00

881.00

881.00

-96.40 Part B

-99.90 Part B

-99.90 Part B

753.60

781.10

781.10

     

$753.60 PML

$781.10 PML

$781.10 PML

This Administrative Letter obsoletes DMA Administrative Letter 12-08 dated November 20, 2008.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.

CLG:jb

(This material was researched and written by John Benske, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.)

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