Policy Bulletins

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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
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
10-01-21 21-19 COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
10-01-21 21-18 Counting ABAWD Federal Time Limit Months
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

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
08-05-21 21-15 COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
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
06-01-21 21-11 1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
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
05-03-21 21-09 COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
04-22-21 21-08 1. Electronic Benefit Transfer Card Issuance Processing
2. Personal Identification Number (PIN) Packet Issuance Procedures
3. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Distribution Schedule Update
04-08-21 21-07 1. COVID-19 Update: Processing Denial Actions for Medicaid Programs
2. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment (EA) Supplement
04-02-21 21-06 1. COVID-19 Update: Recovery Rebates
2. COVID-19: Transfer of Assets
3. COVID-19 Update: Federal Pandemic Unemployment (FPUC)
4. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
5. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
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
02-05-21 21-03 1. COVID-19: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. Mileage Rate Decrease
3. Temporary Census Income
4. 2021 Federal Poverty Level
01-13-21 21-02

1. COVID-19 Update: Additional Emergency Allotment Supplement
2. COVID-19 Update: Temporary Increase in SNAP Benefits

Attachment – SNAP Allotment Chart

12-22-20 20-30 COVID Policy Updates #20
12-04-20 20-29 Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
12-03-20 20-28 COVID Policy Updates #19
11-02-20 20-26 COVID Policy Updates #18
10-1-20 20-24 COVID-19 Policy Updates #17
09-11-20 20-22

1. TIERS Updates Related to Pre-Tax Contributions
2. MAGI Updates for Alimony
3. MAGI Updates for Moving Expenses
4. Determining Good Cause for SNAP Employment and Training Noncompliance
5. Revised SNAP Income Limits, Deductions, and Allotments
6. Revised TANF Maximum Grant Amounts
7. Revised SNAP-CAP Allotment

Attachment – SNAP Allotment Chart

09-30-20 20-21 COVID-19 Policy Updates #15
06-11-20 20-16 Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
05-12-20 20-13 COVID-19 Policy Updates #8
05-12-20 20-12 SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot
06-04-20 20-11 1. Adult Certified for the Healthy Texas Women Program Leaves the Household
2. Alignment of Medicaid Certification Periods for all Children Living in the Same Household
3. Revised - New SNAP Benefits Distribution Schedule
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
02-18-20 20-02 Reasonable Opportunity for Healthy Texas Women (HTW)
02-05-20 20-01 1. 2020 Federal Poverty Level
2. Incurred Medical Expenses (IME) Forms Automation
3. Mileage Rate Decrease
02-12-20 19-11 1. Counting Certain Income for SNAP
2. SNAP Illegal Self-Employment Income Deductions
3. SNAP Uncapped Shelter Deduction
4. Temporary Census Income
5. Countable ABAWD Months for SNAP
6. Veteran’s Programs and ABAWD Work Requirements
7. Revised - Federal Benefits 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
05-30-19 19-6 1. Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
2. Spousal Impoverishment for Waiver Participants
04-01-19 19-5 1. Death Policy and Process Improvements
2. Disqualifying an Individual for Not Clearing a Social Security Number (SSN) Discrepancy
3. Verifying Good Cause for Non-cooperation with Child and Medical Support Requirements
4. Homeless Shelter Standard Deduction Update
04-01-19 19-4 Data Broker - Predictive Analysis
02-01-19 19-2 1. Excluding Pretax Contributions from Gross Income for Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Programs
2. Mileage Rate Increase
3. 2019 Federal Poverty Level
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
08-22-17 17-10

In-Home and Family Support Program

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