PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart SI – Supplemental Security IncomeChapter 006 – The SSI Application ProcessSubchapter 04 – Completion of Form SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security IncomeTransmittal No. 24, 05/14/2020
This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
SI 00604.078 Transfer of Resources: Question 49
We corrected the question number in the title from "Question 47" to "Question 49."
We corrected the question number in the subtitle in Section B from "question 49" to "question 47."
We corrected the question number in the first sentence in Section B from "47(a)" to "49(a)" to read the following: "Complete 49(a) and (b) for all claimants."
We corrected the question number in the third sentence in Section B from question "48" to question "50" to read the following: "Otherwise, go to question 50."
We corrected the question number in the first sentence in Section B.1 from question "47(a)" to "49(a)"
We corrected the question number in the first sentence in Section B.2 from question "47" to question "49" to read the following: "Provide all
claimants with the Transfer of Assets language regardless of the answer to question 49."
We removed the obsoleted link to the MSSICS reference to the RGIV screen, MSOM
MSSICS 013.014, to the current SSI Claims System reference, MS 08113.034.
Public Law (P.L.) 100-169 (Foster Care Independence Act of 1999) requires us to determine if a claimant is ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to transfer of resources for less than fair market value within 36 months prior to the filing date month. Section 1917(c) of the Social Security Act requires us to obtain transfer of resource information needed for State Medicaid eligibility determinations. (For required development, see SI 01150.001.)
Complete 49(a) and (b) for all claimants. Complete (c) if either (a) or (b) are answered "YES"; otherwise, go to question 50.
Regardless of the response to question 49(a) and (b), inform all claimants that resource transfers at less than fair market value may have an effect not only on SSI eligibility but also on Medicaid eligibility.
Using the Transfer of Asset Handout in SI 01150.010, explain that the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA) provision in 1917(c) affects Medicaid covered nursing care services eligibility for claimants:
entering medical institutions;
currently in institutions; and
receiving nursing care services at home and in the community.
Explain that we will share the information we obtain with State agencies for Medicaid eligibility purposes.
Provide all claimants with the Transfer of Assets language regardless of the answer to question 49. For instructions on notifying claimants of the effect transferring resources may have on Medicaid eligibility, see SI 01150.010. For instructions on notifying a State Medicaid Agency about transferred resources, see SI 01150.012.
NOTE: Providing this language is in addition to any other automated or manual notice.
SI 01150.001 What is a Resource Transfer
SI 01150.003 Summary of Procedures for Processing Resource Transfers
SI 01150.126 Exceptions: Undue Hardship
MS 08113.034, Property/Cash Given or Sold
SI 01730.046 Transfer of Assets for Medicaid Purposes