Article A Section 05.01 Income

 

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General

A.05.01A

Earned Income

A.05.01B

Unearned Income

A.05.01C

Deductions

A.05.01D

Income Verification

A.05.01E

Budget Computation

A.05.01F

Unconditionally Available Income

A.05.01G

Maintenance Need Levels (MNL)-Income Limits

APPENDIX 5A

 

 

A.05.01 Income

 

A.05.01A
General

The CI program was the 1115 Medicaid Waiver program which was replaced by LIHP.  Up until 02/14/11, the date the County’s LIHP application was submitted to the State, had an income limit of up to and including 200% of the FPL.  MCE has an income limit of up to and including 133% FPL.  A LIHP enrollee enrolled in CI effective 11/01/10, whose income is below the 200% FPL, can either recertify into the MCE or HCCI portion of LIHP, if otherwise eligible.  Newly enrolled MCE applicants whose income exceeds the 133% FPL are not eligible to LIHP.  Income must be verified at application, annual recertification or whenever a change in income has been reported.

 

In order to make a correct budget computation, several factors need to be taken into consideration: Type of income, frequency, allowable deductions, and family size.  Gross income is used as a starting point.

 

To apply the correct income deductions or exemptions, it is necessary to determine whether the reported income is earned or unearned, and if the household composition includes an aged, blind or disabled (ABD) individual.

 

MPG LTR 769 (12/12)

 

A.05.01B
Earned Income

Refer to MPG 10.02.

 

CMSPG LTR 18 (06/12)

 

A.05.01C
Unearned Income

Refer to MPG 10.02.

 

CMSPG LTR 18 (06/12)

 

A.05.01D
Deductions

Work Related Expenses

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 

Child Care

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 

Child Support/ Alimony Received

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 

Child Support/Alimony Paid

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 

Self-employment Expenses

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 

Households with an ABD individual/spouse

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 

Households WITHOUT an ABD individual/spouse

Refer to MPG 10.06.

 
CMSPG LTR 18 (06/12)

 

A.05.01E
Income Verification

Refer to MPG 04.07.

 

CMSPG LTR 18 (06/12)

 

A.05.01F
Budget
Computation

Actual Income/Apportioned Income

Refer to MPG 10.04.

 

When an applicant’s income exceeds either the HCCI or MCE limit as a result of converting the weekly or bi-weekly gross income to a monthly amount, the worker will re-compute eligibility based upon actual income received in the month.  If the applicant is eligible, the worker will certify eligibility with a certification period ending the month before the extra payday month.

 

In-kind Income

Refer to MPG 10.05.

 

CMSPG LTR 18 (06/12)

 

A.05.01G
Unconditionally Available Income

Refer to MPG 04.12 & MPG 10.04.

 

 

CMSPG LTR 18 (06/12)

 

Appendix 05A LIHP Federal Poverty Level Chart-Income Limits

 

LIHP Maintenance Need Level (MNL) – Income Limits Chart

Effective 4/1/2013

Person

MCE

133% Monthly FPL

HCCI

200% Monthly FPL

(Enrolled effective 11/01/10)

1

$1,274

$1,915

2

$1,720

$2,585

3

$2,165

$3,255

4

$2,611

$3,925

5

$3,056

$4,595

6

$3,502

$5,265

7

$3,947

$5,935

8

$4,393

$6,605

9

$4,838

$7,275

10

$5,284

$7,945

Add for additional members

 

+446

 

+670

 

Note:  A LIHP enrollee enrolled in CI effective 11/01/10, whose income is below the 200% FPL, can either recertify into the MCE or HCCI portion of LIHP, if otherwise eligible.

 

MPG LTR 776 (3/13)