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
01-03-23 23-01 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplements Ending
3. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition
12-02-22 22-21 Federal Benefits 2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)
12-01-22 22-20 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Policy Update: Processing Case Actions for Medical Programs
3. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
11-17-22 22-19 1. Electronic Benefit Transfer Card Processing Primary Cardholder Updates
2. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for Summer 2022
11-08-22 22-18 1. COVID-19 Update: Change of Address During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and the PHE Unwinding Period
2. COVID-19 Update: Returned Mail During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and the PHE Unwinding Period
3. Residence Verification Requirements for Former Foster Care Children
11-01-22 22-17 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. Updated Afghan Eligibility for Federal Benefits
10-03-22 22-16 COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
09-02-22 22-15 1. TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
2. SNAP Income Limits Deductions and Allotments
3. SNAP-CAP Allotments
4. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
5. Accessing The Work Number (TWN) Data Through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Federal Data
6. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Provider Determinations
7. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods


Attachment: SNAP Allotment Chart (PDF)
08-04-22 22-14 Eligibility for Federal Benefits for Ukrainian Humanitarian
Parolees (UHPs)
08-01-22 22-13 COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
07-01-22 22-12 1. SNAP Benefit Expungement
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
3. Mileage Rate Increase
06-24-22 22-11 COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
06-13-22 22-10 1. COVID-19 Update: Extended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Certification Periods
2. COVID-19 Update: Interview Requirements
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
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
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
08-27-21 21-16 1. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for Summer 2021
2. Afghan Special Immigrant Parolee (SI/SQ) and Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status
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 21-04 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
03-23-20 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
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
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