Policy Bulletins

The purpose of this section is to make the most current policy and procedures readily available via a single resource. Memoranda containing policy or procedural information will be placed on this list at the time of distribution. Policy clarifications will remain on the list only until the information is completely incorporated into the handbook.

 

Release Date Title
05-20-20 MEPD 20-14
COVID-19 Policy Updates #9
05-12-20 MEPD 20-13
COVID-19 Policy Updates #8
05-12-20 MEPD 20-12
SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot
04-28-20 MEPD 20-10
COVID-19 Policy Updates #7
04-22-20 MEPD 20-09
COVID-19 Policy Updates #6
04-14-20 MEPD 20-08
COVID-19 Policy Updates #5
04-08-20 MEPD 20-07
COVID-19 Policy Updates #4
04-07-20 MEPD 20-06
COVID-19 Policy Updates #3
03-27-20 MEPD 20-05
COVID-19 Policy Updates #2
03-23-20 MEPD 20-04
COVID-19 Policy Updates #1
 
03-20-20 MEPD 20-03
1. Activity Fees as an Allowable Dependent Care Deduction
2. Action on Prisoner Matches
3. Excluding the Full Value of Prepaid Burial Insurance
02-18-20 MEPD 20-02
Reasonable Opportunity for Healthy Texas Women (HTW)
02-05-20 MEPD 20-01
1. 2020 Federal Poverty Level
2. Incurred Medical Expenses (IME) Forms Automation
3. Mileage Rate Decrease
10-31-19 MEPD 19-10
1. Discontinuation of The Work Number (TWN)
10-21-19 MEPD 19-9
1. Alimony Paid for MAGI Expenses
2. Data Broker - Predictive Analytics Phase II
09-10-19 MEPD 19-8
1. Revised SNAP Income Limits, Deductions, and Allotments
2. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
3. Public Benefit Integrity Unit Messages in Data Broker
4. Quality Control Sanctions in Data Broker


Attachment – SNAP Allotment Chart
08-15-19 MEPD 19-7
1. Revised - Monthly Guardianship Fees
2. Child Support Payments Directed into a Special Needs Trust
05-30-19 MEPD 19-6
1. Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
2. Spousal Impoverishment for Waiver Participants
04-01-19 MEPD 19-5
1. Death Policy and Process Improvements
2. Disqualifying an Individual for Not Clearing a Social Security Number (SSN) Discrepancy
3. Verifying Good Cause for Non-cooperation with Child and Medical Support Requirements
4. Homeless Shelter Standard Deduction Update
04-01-19 MEPD 19-4
Data Broker - Predictive Analysis
12-14-18 MEPD 18-10
1. Removal of Fleeing Felon and Parole/Probation Violator Application Questions
2. Maternal Depression Screening Questions
3. Suspension, Termination and Reinstatement of Health Care Coverage for Persons Confined to a County Jail
09-06-18 MEPD 18-8
1. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Household Composition and Household Income Exception Updates for Tax Dependents Age 19 and Older
2. Healthy Texas Women Auto-Enrollment Expansion
3. Authorized Representative Correspondence
4. Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (MEPD) and Medicare Savings Program (MSP) Review Changes
06-13-18 MEPD 18-5
1. Verifying Fleeing Felons and Parole/Probation Violators for SNAP and TANF
2. Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) Streamlined Reporting (SR) Requirements
3. Applicant’s Right to Copies of Submitted Applications
4. Lawfully Residing Status Codes for Children’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
5. 2018 Spousal Dependent Allowance
6. Updates to Medicaid After Supplemental Security Income Denial - Children and Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
05-17-18 MEPD 18-4 New Systematic Alien Verification Entitlements (SAVE) Process
10-04-17 MEPD 17-10
1.Counting Social Security Benefits for Modified Adjusted Gross Income Programs
2.Social Security Number Validation
3.Determining Good Cause for SNAP Employment and Training Noncompliance
09-19-17 MEPD 17-9
1. Texas Lottery Commission
2. Medicaid After Supplemental Security Income Denial
05-14-15
MEPD 15-06 - Nursing Facility Medicaid to Managed Care and Incurred Medical Expense Changes
04-03-15
MEPD 15-05 - 1. Updates to Authorized Representatives 2. Electronic Correspondence 3. Preferred Languages for Correspondence
01-06-15
MEPD 15-03 - Budgeting of Alien Sponsor's Income and Resources
03-31-14
MEPD 14-06 - Social Security Administration - Security Awareness
12-31-13
MEPD 14-02 - ACA Changes Final
07-12-13
MEPD 13-09 - Vietnamese Interpreter and Translation Information Page
07-03-13
MEPD 13-08 - Data Broker and Alien Status Verification Enhancement
04-04-13
MEPD 13-04 - American Taxypayer Relief Act of 2012
09-06-11
MEPD 12-01 – Vendor Imaging Forms H1263-A and H1263-B
Appendix XLVI – Unsigned Renewal/ 12-2010
Appendix XLVI – Unsigned Renewal/ 12-2010 – Spanish
10-29-10
MEPD 11-05 – New Birth Certificates for Residents of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
05-06-08
Afghan and Iraqi Aliens with Special Immigrant Status
04-28-08
Applications and Restitution for State Schools Cases
01-15-08
Data Broker and Redeterminations for Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
08-13-07
LTC ME Bulletin Number 07-12