Here are the current procedures for DTA (As of December 2022):
EAEDC applicants and people doing an EAEDC reevaluation need to use the EAEDC Medical Provider Statement to verify disability if DTA can't get proof of disability from another source. The client must…
The Online Guide instructs staff to mail Learning Disability Assessment referrals to DES. The address and a fax number have been added to the Online Guide to assist staff in making the Learning Disability Assessment referrals to DES.
This Operations Memo:advises staff about the Form SSA-3288 Consent for Release of Information attached to the Disability Supplement;provides guidance for helping clients complete Form SSA-3288 Consent for Release of Information; andadvises staff about the updated DTA/DES Medical Records Release…
Field Operations Memo 2009-44 informed TAO staff about a new service offered by the Disability Evaluation Services (DES) which allowed certain network doctors to conduct consultative examinations (CEs) in TAOs for TAFDC and EAEDC clients who claim a mental health disability. Clients for…
Nurse practitioners are now considered "competent medical authorities" for TAFDC and EAEDC. Note that DTA already allows a "licensed medical practitioner" (including a
nurse practitioner) to certify disabilty so an elder noncitzen can qualify for food stamps/SNAP without regard…
The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) is the result of the decision in the Rosie D. et. al. v. Patrick lawsuit. It is a joint collaboration between the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and MassHealth to implement the decision and to take additional steps to promote…
TAFDC and Food Stamp benefits for eligible adult with child who is ineligible alien; TAFDc caretaker exemption not dependent on relationship; EAEDC-- doctor signing Medical Report does not have to be Mass Health provider.
Explains DES requirements for medical release forms, including that every individual provider at a particular clinic must be listed separately on a separate form. Case workers are responsible for contacting clients when additional release forms are needed. Missing or incorrectly completed release…
The automated process on the Disability Window is being enhanced with the
August mailings of Medical Reports and Disability Supplements from
BEACON. This Field Operations Memo tells TAO staff about the
enhancements as well as two new reports on Actuate to help AU Managers
track the AUs sent a…
The Department recently automated the flow of information to the Disability
window with information received from PRO (DES) and SSA tape files in an
effort to streamline the disability process. Field Operations Memo 2004-1
(dated January 30, 2004) told TAO staff about the automated process.
Field Operations Memo 2004-7 and Field Operations Memo 2004-8 told TAO Staff that budget shortfalls left the Department without sufficient EAEDC funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2004. This deficiency required the elimination of Participating in the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission…
The Department revised the EAEDC medical standards to conform to the SSI
disability criteria (excluding the durational requirement). The Disability
Evaluation Services (DES) will determine EAEDC disability using the SSI
disability criteria without regard to SSA
Certain EAEDC elderly recipients (age 65 or older) may now be eligible and
must reapply for SSI benefits because of a change in their noncitizen status or
more up-to-date information on their work history. They were initially denied
SSI because of their noncitizen status. Some of these recipients…
In April of 2003 the provisions of HIPAA went into effect. These federal
privacy provisions protect patients' medical records and other health
information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and
other health care providers. These provisions also provide patients with
Tips on how to fill out the Department of Transitional Assistance's Disability Supplement for benefits under EAEDC (Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children) or TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Children).
The Disability Supplement is NOT A RESUME. Describe on the form not only…
AFDC: Must use current school year calendar to determine if 18 year-old is expected to graduate by 19th birthday; FS: treatment of situation where person works off their rent; EAEDC: case must be opened if eligible while awaiting response from agency reviewing medical report.