Revision Notice 19-2; June 1, 2019

 

Archived Revision 19-1; Effective March 1, 2018
Archived Revision 18-4; Effective December 1, 2018
Archived Revision 18-3; Effective September 1, 2018
Archived Revision 18-2; Effective June 1, 2018

The following changes were made:

Section Title Change
B-6300 Institutional Living Arrangement Moves policy references throughout this section to new Related Policy section.
B-6510 Failure to Provide Missing Information Removes the references that specify responsibilities for the applicant or AR for clarity.
B-8440 Streamlined Redetermination (Passive Redetermination) Adds AVS requirement and rewords section for clarity. Also adds Related Policy section.
D-9410 Examples of Sponsor-to-Alien Income Deeming Updates the examples with 2019 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and deeming amounts.
E-3340 Rents Defines rental income and adds section E-3345 to combine into one section related to general rent information. Adds Related Policy section.
E-3345 Budgeting Deletes section and moves information to E-3340 to combine as one section related to general rent information.
F-1310 Points in Time for Establishing Resource Values Updates text for clarity and removes requirement for staff to document specific verification details in the case record. Also adds Related Policy section.
F-3111 The Home as the Principal Place of Residence Clarifies couples may only have one primary home as the homestead and receive the exemption. Also adds Related Policy section.
M-5200 Medicaid Buy-In (MBI) Income Limits Updates HB section with 2019 FPL income amounts.
M-7100 Post Eligibility – Premium Budgets (FPL amounts in examples) Updates HB section with 2019 FPL income amounts.
N-6330 Ineligible Sibling Exclusion Updates HB section with 2019 FPL ineligible sibling exclusion.
N-6351 Examples of Budgeting Steps Updates examples with 2019 FPL income amounts.
Q-2500 QMB Income and Resource Limits Updates the chart with 2019 FPL income and resource amounts.
Q-3200 SLMB Income Limits Updates the chart with 2019 FPL income amounts.
Q-5200 QI Income Limit Updates the chart with 2019 FPL income amounts.
Q-6200 QDWI Income Limit Updates the chart with 2019 FPL income amounts.
R-1200 Medical Effective Date Removes references to Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), resource policy, and funding purposes from this section.  Also adds Related Policy section.
MEPD Glossary FPIL definition Updates Glossary to reflect the name change of Federal Poverty Income Limit (FPIL) to Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Appendix IX Medicare Savings Program Information Updates appendix with 2019 FPL income and resource amounts for MSP.
Appendix XIX Earliest Certification/Application Due Date Chart Removing Appendix XIX. Replaced with 30/15 Day Charts on the LOOP.
Appendix XXIX Special Deeming Eligibility Test for Spouse to Spouse Updates deeming and allocation amounts with 2019 FPL amounts.
Appendix XXXI Budget Reference Chart Updates appendix with 2019 budget amounts for living arrangements, savings programs, buy-in programs and premiums.
Appendix XXXIX MBI Screening Tool and Worksheets Updates appendix with 2019 FPL amounts.
Appendix XLI Historical Income Limits Chart for Institutional, SSI and MBI Updates appendix with 2019 FPL amounts.
Appendix L Income/Resources Reference Chart Updates appendix with 2019 FPL income and resource amounts.
Table of Contents MEPD Table of Contents for Section E Removing section E-3345 as it was merged to E-3340.

Bulletins on the MEPD Handbook Website

The following bulletins are deleted. The information is either incorporated into the handbook or no longer necessary:

Release Date Bulletin Number Title
Dec. 14, 2018 18-9 Federal Benefits 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
Aug. 31, 2018 18-7 1. SNAP Combined Application Project (SNAP-CAP) Shelter Threshold and Allotment Changes
2. SNAP Employment and Training County Changes
3. Revised SNAP Income Limits, Deductions, and Allotments
4. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
April 11, 2018 18-3 1. Non-U.S. Citizen Sponsor Budgeting
2. Incurred Medical Expense Policy and Process Changes
Feb. 20, 2018 18-2 1. Mileage Rate Increase
2. 2018 Federal Poverty Level
Jan. 23, 2018 18-1 1. Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Program Payments
2. TIERS Updates - Counting Social Security Benefits for MAGI
June 30, 2016 16-07 1. School-Based Savings Accounts
2. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program
3. ACA - Telephonic Signatures
4. Ending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Exemption for Pregnancy
5. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Updates