MR #13.05: AABD Grant Adjustment and Sheltered Care Rate Increases - 2013

2/14/2013

MR #13.05: AABD Grant Adjustment and Sheltered Care Rate Increases - 2013

Summary:

  • The Grant Adjustment and the Sheltered, Personal, and Nursing Care allowances are being increased due to the 2013 1.7% SSI cost of living increase.
  • The Grant Adjustment allowance is increased by $12.00 to $531.90 effective 03/01/13. Use the new amount for any AABD Cash case approved on or after 02/21/13.
  • The Sheltered, Personal, and Nursing Care allowances are increased by $12.00 effective 03/01/13. Use the new amounts for any AABD Cash case approved on or after 02/21/13.
  • The system will centrally change the Grant Adjustment and the Sheltered, Personal, or Nursing Care allowance for all AABD Cash cases on the regular rolls for March 2013, as of 02/21/13.
  • For AABD medical customers receiving sheltered care, or personal or nursing care in a home not subject to licensing, use the increased rates as follows:
    • At Intake, for all determinations made for 03/13 or later.
    • For active cases, at the next redetermination of eligibility, whenever income or resources are recalculated, or whenever medical expenses are presented to meet spenddown for 03/13.
  • Obsoletes Item 90 code 807 - Advanced Earned Income Credit Payment. A federal law signed 08/10/10 repealed the advance payment option of the earned income tax credit, effective for tax years after December 31, 2010. Workers are no longer able to receive an advance payment of the EITC through their employer. This was referenced in a previous Action memo dated 12/08/10.