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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO. 10-13, Social Security and VA Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2013

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

Distribution: County Directors of Social Services

I. SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES DUE TO COLA ADJUSTMENT

II. VA CHANGES DUE TO COST OF LIVING INCREASE

III. Timely Beneficiary NOTICE OF COLA

IV. CASES NOT AFFECTED BY THE RSDI COLA

V. CASES AFFECTED BY THE AUTOMATED RECALCULATION OF RSDI

VI. AUTOMATED RECALCULATION

VII. PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONGOING CASES IN THE AUTOMATED UPDATE

October – March

$1080

RSDI

$1080

Old RSDI

-20

Exemption

+1.5%

COLA Increase

1060

-242

 

$1096.20

New amt. prior to Rounding

818

x6

Months in C.P.

   

$4,908

Deductible for 6 months C.P.

   

October – December

January – March

 

$1080

RSDI

$1096

New RSDI

-20

Exemption

-20

Exemption

1060

 

1076

 

-242

Income Level for One

-242

Income Level

818

818

 

834

834

 

x3

Months in C.P.

x3

Months

$2,454

Deductible for 3 months

$2,502

Deductible for 3 months

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

VIII. PENDING APPLICATIONS

December PML

January PML

February PML

 

$880.00

$893.00

$893.00

-30.00 pers. needs

-30.00 pers. needs

-30.00 pers. needs

850.00

863.00

863.00

-104.90 Part B

-104.90 Part B

-104.90 Part B

745.10

758.10

758.10

     

$745.00 PML

$758.00 PML

$758.00 PML

This Administrative Letter obsoletes DMA Administrative Letter 09-12 dated December 01, 2012.

Policy will be updated to reflect changes.

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

Sandra Terrell, Acting Director

ST/vb

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

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