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Jan 05, 2010

When a child care aide or relative care provider is denied enrollment for CDC, DHS will send the aide/provider a copy of any criminal background check matches on which the denial is based

Jan 05, 2010

DHS policies on assigning, distributing, and counting child support are changed for families that begin receiving FIP after September 30, 2009, as required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

Jan 05, 2010

DHS has revised its policy and procedures on exemptions (deferrals) from Jobs Education Training (JET) requirements for persons with disabilities; policy still has problems

Jan 05, 2010

The Department of Human Services (DHS) now requires a mid-certification contact with (a) all CDC recipients and (b) FIP recipients with earnings

Jan 05, 2010

The Department of Human Services (DHS) policy on proof of identity and citizenship for Medicaid does not comply with federal law, and now has been extended to the Adult Medical Program (AMP)

Oct 29, 2009

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a policy complaint process for persons with disabilities who have been denied equal access to DHS benefits and services, or have been denied a reasonable accommodation for their disability

Oct 15, 2009

DHS policy on work- or self-sufficiency-related penalties against Food Assistance Program benefits is clarified but still appears to violate federal law in some circumstances

Aug 26, 2009

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a comprehensive policy on reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to benefits and services for persons with disabilities

Jul 17, 2009

Incomplete applications without the minimum amount of information will be returned to the applicant.

Jul 15, 2009

PEM 257 states that applicants and recipients must pursue all potential resources they may be eligible for, including third party resources for health insurance coverage. Medicare Part B is not mandatory to pursue, but Medicaid will not pay for any Part B covered service.

Apr 16, 2009

Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Community Health (DCH) Hearing Decisions (with personal information redacted) are now available online and are searchable

Apr 14, 2009

Children who meet Medicaid eligibility criteria and are U.S. Citizens should receive Medicaid while they gather citizenship documentation (e.g. birth certificates) or picture I.D., under new federal law

Apr 10, 2009

The Department of Human Services has issued several changes to their Refugee Assistance Program policies

Apr 10, 2009

Parents who are deferred from JET to care for a disabled family member will have to provide verification of need to be home to care for a disabled family member even if that family member has RSDI or SSI, and those caretakers who chose to volunteer for JET will be subject to sanctions if they fail to attend JET.

Apr 10, 2009

Department of Human Services (DHS) has added policy regarding the treatment of interest and dividend income for the above programs