Policy Bulletins

The purpose of this section is to make the most current policy and procedures available within a single resource. Memoranda containing policy or procedural information will be placed on this list at the time of distribution. They will remain on the list until the information contained is either completely incorporated into the handbook or retired as obsolete.

Release Date Bulletin Number Title
06-13-22 22-10 1. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
2. COVID-19 Update: Interview Requirements
06-01-22 22-09 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment
Supplement
2. Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
05-10-22 22-08 1. COVID 19 Update: Processing a “Move Out of Household” Change for Medicaid Recipients
2. COVID-19 Update: Medicaid Recipients Who Are Incarcerated
3. COVID-19 Update: Voluntary Withdrawal from Medicaid During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
05-02-22 22-07 1. Pre-Eligibility Incurred Medical Expenses
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
04-15-22 22-06 COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for School Year 2021-2022
04-01-22 22-05 1. One-Time TANF For Relatives
2. TANF Protective Payees
3. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment
Supplement
03-01-22 22-04 COVID 19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
02-04-22 22-03 2022 Federal Poverty Level
02-01-22 22-02 1. COVID 19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Processing Denial Actions for Medicaid Programs
3. Medicaid for Inmates of Juvenile Institutions
4. Mileage Rate Increase
01-03-22 22-01 1. Updates to Managed Care Organizations (MCO) Preferred Method of Contact
2. SNAP-CAP Allotment Adjustment
3. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplemental
12-07-21 21-25 Federal Benefits 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)
12-01-21 21-24 1. Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP)
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
11-22-21 21-23 COVID-19 Update: Interview Requirements
11-02-21 21-22 1. Eligibility for Federal Benefits for Afghan Evacuees
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
10-18-21 21-21 1. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
2. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) – Notice of Privacy Practices
10-08-21 21-20 COVID-19 Update: Pending Medicaid Eligibility Determination Groups (EDGs) with Continuous Eligibility
09-03-21 21-17 1. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
2. Revised SNAP Income Limits Deductions and Allotments
3. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
4. COVID-19 Update: Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Time Limits

Attachment: SNAP Allotment Chart

07-28-21 21-14 COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
07-16-21 21-13 1. COVID-19 Update: Child Tax Credits (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC)
2. COVID-19 Update: Resuming Workforce Orientation for Applicants (WOA) & Choices Participation
3. COVID-19 Update: Temporary Increase in SNAP Benefits
07-01-21 21-12 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Processing Medicaid Applications for Children Previously in the Conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
3. Transfer of Assets Divisor
05-21-21 21-10 1. Compact of Free Association (COFA)Citizens
2. COVID-19: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for School Year 2020-2021
04-08-21 21-07 1. COVID-19 Update: Processing Denial Actions for Medicaid Programs
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment (EA) Supplement
03-09-21 21-05 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver
2. HTW Plus (HTW+)
03-09-21 21-04 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
3. COVID-19: SNAP Student Eligibility
12-22-20 20-30 COVID Policy Updates #20
12-03-20 20-28 COVID Policy Updates #19
10-1-20 20-24 COVID-19 Policy Updates #17
09-30-20 20-21 COVID-19 Policy Updates #15
05-12-20 20-13 COVID-19 Policy Updates #8
04-28-20 20-10 COVID-19 Policy Updates #7
04-07-20 20-06 COVID-19 Policy Updates #3
03-27-20 20-05 COVID-19 Policy Updates #2
03-23-20 20-04 COVID-19 Policy Updates #1
03-02-20 20-03 1. Activity Fees as an Allowable Dependent Care Deduction
2. Action on Prisoner Matches
3. Excluding the Full Value of Prepaid Burial Insurance
12-14-18 18-10 1. Removal of Fleeing Felon and Parole/Probation Violator Application Questions
2. Maternal Depression Screening Questions
3. Suspension, Termination and Reinstatement of Health Care Coverage for Persons Confined to a County Jail
09-06-18 18-8 1. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Household Composition and Household Income Exception Updates for Tax Dependents Age 19 and Older
2. Healthy Texas Women Auto-Enrollment Expansion
3. Authorized Representative Correspondence
4. Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (MEPD) and Medicare Savings Program (MSP) Review Changes
10-04-17 17-15 1.Counting Social Security Benefits for Modified Adjusted Gross Income Programs
2.Social Security Number Validation
3.Determining Good Cause for SNAP Employment and Training Noncompliance
09-11-15 16-01 Business Process Redesign – Flexible Appointments (BPR Locations Only)
04-03-15 15-09

1. Updates to Authorized Representatives
2. Electronic Correspondence
3. Preferred Languages for Correspondence

10-01-14 15-02 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
09-01-15 14-05 Federally Required Eligibility Changes for Medicaid and CHIP (September 2015 Update)
05-17-12 12-09 1.Authorized Representatives and Alternate Payees for Independent Children
2. Social Security Administration/Bureau of Vital Statistics Death Match Processing