DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2003
Manual: Family and Children’s Medicaid
Change No: 07 - 04
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: November 1, 2003
Policy for verifying earnings for purposes of applying the Job Bonus is inconsistent. In MA-3300, Income, XII.G.3. says that wages must be verified before the family can be eligible for Job Bonus. However, XII.G.4.b.(1) and XII.G.5.c.(2) say not to wait for wage verification to apply the Job Bonus.
We have had a number of questions about how to treat severance pay. MA-3300 has been updated to add severance pay as countable unearned income. This is consistent with Work First policy.
The revision to Job Bonus policy corrects a contradiction in policy. Apply this policy to applications taken on or after November 1 or currently being processed. Apply this policy to redeterminations scheduled on or after November 1 or currently being processed.
There previously has been no official policy on severance pay. Apply the new policy to applications taken on or after November 1 or currently being processed. Apply the new policy to redeterminations scheduled on or after November 1 or currently being processed.
Remove MA-3210, pages 1 & 2.
Insert attached MA-3210, pages 1& 2, revised 11/1/03.
Remove MA-3300, pages 77 through 84.
Insert attached MA-3300, pages 77 through 84, revised 11/01/03.
If you have any questions, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
[This material was researched and written by Andy Wilson, Project Coordinator, and Susan Ryan, 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.