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 Bulletin Number Title
04-08-21 21-07 1. COVID-19 Update: Processing Denial Actions for Medicaid Programs
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment (EA) Supplement
04-02-21 21-06 1. COVID-19 Update: Recovery Rebates
2. COVID-19: Transfer of Assets
3. COVID-19 Update: Federal Pandemic Unemployment (FPUC)
4. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
5. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
03-09-21 21-05 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver
2. HTW Plus (HTW+)
03-08-21 21-04 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
3. COVID-19: SNAP Student Eligibility
02-05-21 21-03 1. COVID-19: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. Mileage Rate Decrease
3. Temporary Census Income
4. 2021 Federal Poverty Level
01-13-21 21-02

1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Temporary Increase in SNAP Benefits

Attachment – SNAP Allotment Chart

01-06-21 21-01 1. COVID-19 Update: Recovery Rebates
2. COVID-19 Update: Federal Pandemic Unemployment (FPUC)
3. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
4. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
12-22-20 20-30 COVID Policy Updates #20
12-04-20 20-29 Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
12-03-20 20-28 COVID Policy Updates #19
11-30-20 20-27 Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Form Updates
10-23-20 20-25 Retest Medicaid Eligibility for Persons Certified on Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or CHIP Perinatal (CHIP-P)
10-1-20 20-24 COVID Policy Updates #17
09-11-20 20-22

1. TIERS Updates Related to Pre-Tax Contributions
2. MAGI Updates for Alimony
3. MAGI Updates for Moving Expenses
4. Determining Good Cause for SNAP Employment and Training Noncompliance
5. Revised SNAP Income Limits, Deductions, and Allotments
6. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
7. Revised SNAP-CAP Allotment

Attachment – SNAP Allotment Chart

09-30-20 20-21 COVID Policy Updates #15
05-12-20 20-13 COVID-19 Policy Updates #8
05-12-20 20-12 SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot
06-04-20 20-11 1. Adult Certified for the Healthy Texas Women Program Leaves the Household
2. Alignment of Medicaid Certification Periods for all Children Living in the Same Household
3. Revised - New SNAP Benefits Distribution Schedule
04-28-20 20-10 COVID-19 Policy Updates #7
04-07-20 20-06 COVID-19 Policy Updates #3
03-27-20 20-05 COVID-19 Policy Updates #2
03-23-20 20-04 COVID-19 Policy Updates #1  
03-20-20 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 20-02 Reasonable Opportunity for Healthy Texas Women (HTW)
10-31-19 19-10 1. Discontinuation of The Work Number (TWN)
10-21-19 19-09 1. Alimony Paid for MAGI Expenses
2. Data Broker - Predictive Analytics Phase II
05-30-19 19-06 1. Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
2. Spousal Impoverishment for Waiver Participants
12-14-18 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
10-04-17 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
05-14-15
15-06 Nursing Facility Medicaid to Managed Care and Incurred Medical Expense Changes
01-06-15
15-03 Budgeting of Alien Sponsor's Income and Resources
03-31-14
14-06 Social Security Administration - Security Awareness
07-12-13
13-09 Vietnamese Interpreter and Translation Information Page
07-03-13
13-08 Data Broker and Alien Status Verification Enhancement
04-04-13
13-04 American Taxypayer Relief Act of 2012
09-06-11
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
11-05 New Birth Certificates for Residents of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
05-06-08
08-11 Afghan and Iraqi Aliens with Special Immigrant Status
04-28-08
08-09 Applications and Restitution for State Schools Cases
01-15-08
08-03 Data Broker and Redeterminations for Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
08-13-07
07-12 Incurred Medical Expense
DME Fee Schedule
ADA Survey of Fees