Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)


Eligibility Policy - 8/21/2019

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6132 Reported changes – Income - If the applicant reports a change in income for the prior months, the change shall be evaluated to determine if the income change will fundamentally alter the income that is being received. The reported change must be in the rate of pay or the regularly scheduled hours of work. Missing a few days of work to sickness or working some occasionally extra hours of overtime does not trigger this policy. If it is determined that no actual change has occurred, use policies in 6131. When a change of income has occurred, one of the following budgeting methods will be used.

6132.01 Use of KDOL Wages - When the consumer reports the only source of income is earnings from one job, KDOL wages shall be evaluated to determine if they can be used as verification of the prior months. Staff shall access KDOL-Wages to identify if recent wages are available. Using all wages (even if multiple jobs reported) in the most recent of the two prior quarters, a monthly amount shall be determined. If the monthly income amount from KDOL is below Medicaid or M-CHIP income guidelines, this monthly amount shall be used to budget all months in the prior period. No further verification is required.

6132.02 Actual Income - In situations where 6132.01 is not applicable, actual verified income shall be budgeted for each month of the prior period. Although the agency must attempt to verify using Tiers 1-3, it is most likely verification through Tier 4 will be necessary.
If the information provided by the applicant is incomplete, but eligibility staff are able to determine the actual income received in each prior month, verification shall be considered complete. For example, using year-to-date information on pay stubs to determine the missing checks.
If verification for the prior period is not provided, but income for the current period is verified the prior period shall be denied for failure to provide information and the current period approved.

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