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Administrative Letter No. 12- 03 - End of the 2012 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Disregard for Special Assistance In-Home (SA/IH) Cases and the Effect of the New 2012 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) on SA/IH Cases


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Administrative Letter No. 12- 03 - End of the 2012 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Disregard for Special Assistance In-Home (SA/IH) Cases and the Effect of the New 2012 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) on SA/IH Cases

N. C. Division of Aging and Adult Services, Adult Services Section

Date:

February 21, 2012

   

Subject:

End of the 2012 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Disregard for Special Assistance In-Home (SA/IH) Cases and the Effect of the New 2012 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) on SA/IH Cases

   

Distribution:

County Directors

Special Assistance Supervisors

Adult Services Supervisors

   

Effective Date:

March 1, 2012

The disregard of the Social Security RSDI/SSI Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Special Assistance In-Home (SA/IH) applicant/recipients (a/rs) ends, as stated in DAAS- Administrative Letter 11-16, Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA 2012) and VA Cost-of- Living Adjustment (COLA 2012) for Special Assistance Program (Revised), effective April 1, 2012. April 1, 2012 is also the effective date for implementing the new federal poverty level (FPL) of $931 as the total countable monthly income (TCMI) limit for categorically needy (CN) Adult Medicaid a/rs.

Based on these two changes income maintenance caseworkers (IMCs) must assess each SA/IH recipient’s TCMI to determine if they remain eligible for Adult Medicaid as CN. This letter provides instructions to IMCs to implement these changes for SA/IH cases.

I. Procedures for Manually Updating Ongoing SA/IH Cases

II. Implementation Instructions for SA/IH Ongoing Cases

III. Implementation Instructions for SA/IH Applications

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Special Assistance Program Representatives at SpecialAssistance@dhhs.nc.gov

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