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Apr 10, 2006

Individuals who receive Medicaid under the "Caretaker Relative" or "Under 21" eligibility categories must meet an asset test beginning May 1, 2006

Apr 10, 2006

DHS has issued revised income limits for categories based on the federal poverty levels

Apr 06, 2006

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing a new procedure to update address information for Day Care Aides and Relative Day Care Aide providers.

Apr 06, 2006

Department of Human Services (DHS) increases the heat and utility standard.

Apr 05, 2006

Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a policy clarification regarding legal guardians as third party payees for FIP recipients

Apr 05, 2006

Effective May 1, 2006, many adult, fee-for-service Medicaid recipients will be required to pay co-payments for more Medicaid covered services.

Apr 05, 2006

Effective March 21, 2006, pharmacies cannot refuse to fill prescriptions for Medicaid recipients because the recipients are unable to pay their co-payments

Apr 01, 2006

DHS is now checking for receipt of Refugee Assistance Program or Foster Care Assistance in other states.

Apr 01, 2006

DHS has issued policy that disqualifies child care providers from receiving CDC payments if they have been convicted of certain misdemeanors and has issue new procedures for contesting a disqualification from receiving CDC based on a criminal conviction

Jan 10, 2006

SER updates on client-caused emergencies, budgeting and income.

Jan 10, 2006

Department of Human Services (DHS) issues policy guidelines for Katrina Evacuees.

Jan 09, 2006

Effective January 8, 2006, limits are being placed on the total number of hours for which providers can be paid in a biweekly pay period for Child Day Care assistance.

Jan 06, 2006

Energy assistance available through the State Emergency Relief Program.

Jan 04, 2006

The Department Human Services (DHS) has issued procedures to staff for responding to inquiries from custodial and non-custodial parents who want to find out how much of their Family Independence Program (“FIP”) benefits have been paid back with child support payments paid to the Friend of the Court (“FOC”) by the non-custodial parent.

Nov 14, 2005

Medicaid Transportation rates have been increased

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