Annual Redetermination Signature Requirements
DHCS is clarifying the signature requirements for the MAGI and Non-MAGI renewal forms, as well as the property supplement form. The renewal form may be signed by handwriting, electronic signature, or telephonic recorded signature. Beneficiaries may respond via the Internet, mail, phone, in person, or other electronic means. Counties must accept electronic signatures. DHCS MEDIL I 18-13 (September 14, 2018).
Supplemental Income Verification
- October 12, 2018 ACWDL 18-21
CDSS administers a commercial income verification service on behalf of counties for the CalFresh and CalWORKs programs. Any recent reports from this service should be used to determine Medi-Cal eligibility as part of ex parte review. DHCS ACWDL 18-21 (October 12, 2018).
Social Security Number in MEDS for Children in the Child Welfare System
- October 16, 2018 ACWDL 18-23
As a condition of eligibility, a Medi-Cal applicant must provide a Social Security Number to receive full-scope Medi-Cal. Because of post-adoptive records, counties have inconsistencies in entry and maintenance of records. DHCS directs counties to use the child’s existing SSN (if available) and CIN in MEDS throughout the child’s history in the child welfare system. If the adoptive parents change the child’s SSN, the county should use the new SSN in MEDS. DHCS ACWDL 18-23 (October 16, 2018).