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. They will remain on the list until the information contained is completely incorporated into the handbook.

Please note: As of October 30, 2015, all content from Texas Works Bulletin (TWB) 14-05, Federally Required Eligibility Changes for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (September 2015 Update), has been incorporated into the Texas Works Handbook. Texas Works staff may review this document (access limited to staff) to see where content previously contained in TWB 14-05 can be found in the handbook.

 

Release
Date
Bulletin Number Title
09-06-18 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
08-31-18 18-7 1. SNAP Combined Application Project (SNAP-CAP) Shelter Threshhold and Allotment Changes
2. SNAP Employment and Training County Changes
3. Revised SNAP Income Limits, Deductions, and Allotments
4. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
08-21-18 18-6 The Work Number Pilot (Only for Regions 1 and 11)
06-13-18 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 18-4 New Systematic Alien Verification Entitlements (SAVE) Process
04-11-18 18-3 1. Non-U.S. Citizen Sponsor Budgeting
2. Incurred Medical Expense Policy and Process Changes
02-20-18 18-2 1. Mileage Rate Increase
2. 2018 Federal Poverty Level
01-23-18 18-1 1. Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Program Payments
2. TIERS Updates - Counting Social Security Benefits for MAGI
12-11-17 17-16 1. Clarification when Counting Social Security Benefits for Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Programs
2. Federal Benefits 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
3. Asset Verification System (AVS) Consent Policy
10-04-17 17-15 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 17-14 1. Texas Lottery Commission
2. Medicaid After Supplemental Security Income Denial
09-18-17 17-13 Statewide - Hurricane Harvey - Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) Policy

Attachment - DSNAP Application Sites Revised
09-14-17 17-12 1. SNAP Employment and Training County Changes
2. Revised SNAP Income Limits, Deductions, and Allotments
3. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts


Attachment - SNAP Allotment Charts
09-14-17 17-11 Implementation of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) for Hurricane Harvey - Phase I - 11 Counties.

Revised - Implementation of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) for Hurricane Harvey - Phase I - 11 Counties.
08-22-17 17-10 In-Home and Family Support Program
08-01-17 17-9 Updates to Managed Care Enrollment for Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer, Adoption Assistance, Permanency Care Assistance, and Former Foster Care Children Types of Assistance
07-07-17 17-8 Retroactive Medicaid Coverage for Children Abandoned in Psychiatric Hospitals
06-01-17 17-7 1. Spousal Dependent Allowance Adjustment 2017
2. MyGoals for Employment Success Participant Payments
05-22-17 17-6 Medicaid for Residents of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and Juvenile Probation Department Halfway Houses
04-26-17 17-5 1. Aligning MEPD and Texas Works Alien Status Policy
2. Verifying Fleeing Felons and Parole/Probation Violators for SNAP and TANF
3. SNAP Exclusion for School-Based Savings Accounts
4. ABAWD Time Limit Exemption for Veterans Receiving Disability Payments
03-13-17 17-4 Data Broker Resolutions  
1. Accessing Data Broker
2. Case Processing
3. Suspended Cases- Business Process Redesign
02-23-17 17-3 Updated Data Broker Procedures
02-17-17 17-2 Data Broker Update- Phase I
1. Data Broker Reports- TIERS and the Stand-Alone Portal
2. Residence Verification
3. Real Property Value Verification
4. Vehicle Verification
5. Asset Verification
02-14-17 17-1 1. 2017 Federal Poverty Income Limits
2. Mileage Rate Decrease
12-29-16 16-17 Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) Program Update
12-07-16 16-16 2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for Federal Benefits
09-16-16 16-15 Extension of Certification Periods for Certain Households
09-1-16 16-14 1. Revised Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Income Limits and Deductions
2. Revised Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Maximum Grant Amounts and TANF Chart

Attachment - SNAP Allotment Charts
08-30-16 16-13 Expedited Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Enrollment
Attachment - Sample Welcome Letter
08-08-16 16-12 1. Former Foster Care Children (FFCC) Updates (CBS Staff)
2. Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth (MTFCY) Updates (CBS Staff)
3. Suspension and Reinstatement of TP 44 and Termination of Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Eligibility of Certain Children Placed in a Juvenile Facility (CBS Staff)
08-08-16 16-11 1. Suspension and Reinstatement of TP 44 and Termination of Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Eligibility of Certain Children Placed in a Juvenile Facility
2. Transition from Medicaid for Pregnant Women (TP 40)
06-30-16 16-10 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
06-06-16 16-09 Texas Women's Health Program Changes
05-18-16 16-08 Implementation of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Newton County Residents - Revised
    Attachment - Affidavit for Supplemental Benefits
04-20-16 16-07 1. Mileage Rate Decrease 
2. 2016 Federal Poverty Income Limits (FPILs) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Filing Thresholds 
3. Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Updates to Inclusion of the Needs of Unborn Children in the CHIP (TA 84) Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Household Composition - Revised
   

Attachment 1 - 2016 Federal Poverty Income Limits (FPIL)
Attachment 2 - Federal Poverty Income Limits (FPIL) Transitional Medicaid
Attachment 3 - Standard Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Disregard
Attachment 4 - Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Monthly Income Thresholds

01-15-16 16-06

1. SNAP Verification of Compliance with Parole or Community Supervision for Individuals with Felony Drug Convictions
2. SNAP Combined Application Project (SNAP-CAP) Shelter Threshold and Allotment Changes

12-18-15 16-05 All Programs
1. Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Counting Self-Employment Correctly SNAP
2. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility for Residents of Institutions
3. SNAP Eligibility for Individuals with Felony Drug Convictions
Medical Programs
4. ACA—Updates to Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Household Composition
5. ACA—Update to Administrative Renewals Correspondence
6. ACA—Eligibility of a Spouse for Parent and Caretaker Relatives Medicaid
7. Medically Needy with Spend Down Deeming Newborns
8. Transitional Medicaid—Adding Spousal Support to Type Program (TP) 20
9. Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC)
03-08-16 16-04 Returned Mail Task Process for Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth (MTFCY) and Former Foster Care Children (FFCC) - Revised
12-14-15 16-03 2016 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for Federal Benefits
09-18-15 16-02 1. Texas Department of Criminal Justice Match Process
2. National Directory of New Hires
3. Elimination of Same-Sex Marriages Contingency Processing Method
09-11-15 16-01 Business Process Redesign – Flexible Appointments (BPR Locations Only)
08-31-15 15-12 1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility for Individuals with Felony Drug Convictions
2. Revised SNAP Income Limits and Deductions
3. Revised Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Maximum Grant Amounts and TANF Chart
08-25-15 15-11 Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
08-14-15 15-10 Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
04-03-15 15-09

1. Updates to Authorized Representatives
2. Electronic Correspondence
3. Preferred Languages for Correspondence

02-17-15 15-08 2015 Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP) Income Limits
02-03-15 15-07 Presumptive Eligibility (PE) Determined by Qualified Hospitals and Qualified Entities
12-30-14 15-06 Medicaid Coverage for Amerasians
12-09-14 15-04 2015 Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Railroad Retirement (RR) Benefits; Medicare Part B Premiums
12-12-14 15-03 Budgeting Earned Income using Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Quarterly Wage Information
10-01-14 15-02 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
09-02-14 15-01 1. Revised Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Income Limits, Deductions, and Benefit Allotment Chart 
2. Revised Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Maximum Grant Amounts and TANF Chart
3. Revised Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) Waiver Counties Charts
    Attachment - 2015 SNAP Allotment Charts
06-02-14 14-11 1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Monitoring and Replacements
2. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    Attachment - Excessive Card Replacement Notice - English
Attachment - Excessive Card Replacement Notice - Spanish
03-03-14 14-08 1. Mileage Rate Decrease
2. Authentication of Caller Identity for Interviews, Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System (TIERS) Automation
3. 2014 Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP) Income Limits
12-06-13 14-06 Pilot – Expanded Use of Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Quarterly Wage Information (QWI) to Budget Earned Income
09-01-15 14-05 Federally Required Eligibility Changes for Medicaid and CHIP (September 2015 Update)
08-13-14 14-04 Returned Mail Policy and Procedure Changes - Revised
11-12-13 14-03

Online Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP) Application Submission

04-02-13 13-08 1. New DataMart Report Instructions
2. Data Broker Alien Status Verification
3. Clarification – Identity Verification and Mail Issuance of EBT Cards
4. Updates to the Texas Works Manager's Guide
5. Mileage Rate Increase
6. Medicaid for Inmates of a Public Institution

 

03-26-13 13-07

Medicaid for Inmates of a Public Institution

03-04-13 13-06

Texas Health Steps Informing Materials

10-08-12 13-02 1. Name and Funding Source Change for the Women’s Health Program (WHP)
2. Texas Health Steps Informing Materials
3. Health Care Orientation
4. Correction to Texas Works Handbook October 2012 Quarterly Revision
    Attachment - SNAP Allotment Charts
07-19-12 12-10 Form H1106, Enumeration Referral
05-17-12 12-09 1.Authorized Representatives and Alternate Payees for Independent Children
2. Social Security Administration/Bureau of Vital Statistics Death Match Processing