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8.1.12 Changes in Income or Expenses

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

Income increase

Household impacts

If a family’s income increases but does not exceed 85% of SMI, there will not be an impact until their next redetermination. Do not increase the family’s copayment during the 12 month eligibility period. See Chapter 6.21 (Family copayment). Do not request verification during the 12 month eligibility period. See Chapter 7.4 (Verification – 12 month eligibility period).

If the family’s income increases and exceeds 85% of SMI, the family is ineligible. Follow instructions in Chapter 7.4 (Verification – 12 month eligibility period) to request verification and terminate the family’s care if verification is not received or verification confirms that the family is over income.

Authorization impacts

Reported but unverified income changes should not impact a family’s authorization unless the change would make the family ineligible. See Chapter 7.4 (Verification – 12 month eligibility period) for instructions when verification is not provided.

Income decrease

If a family’s income decreases during the 12 month eligibility period, there should be no eligibility impacts. If the family reports a decrease in income and wants their copay to decrease they must verify the income change. Do not enter unverified income decreases in MEC2. See Chapter 7.4 (Verification – 12 month eligibility period).

Change in expenses

Families do not need to report changes in expenses during the 12 month eligibility period. If a family reports and verifies a change in expenses, enter the change in MEC2.

Legal authority

Minnesota Statutes 119B.025

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