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Transmittal 20-20 (Rev.) COVID 19 LTC Application Telephonic Signature Process


Thursday, September 3, 2020

The purpose of this transmittal is to notify interested stakeholders about changes to DHCF Transmittal #20-20 COVID 19 LTC Application Telephonic Signature Process. Effective March 27, 2020 through the 60th day following termination of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) period, DHCF will accept “telephonic” signatures for individuals and couples submitting an application for Medical Assistance or a Long Term Care Medicaid application for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Waiver Program.

This revision makes the following changes:

  • Expands the authority for the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) to provide assistance in documenting and submitting electronic signatures for non-MAGI beneficiaries during the public health emergency;
  • Clarifies that DACL must submit the MAGI supplemental form with the combined applications; and
  • Requires DACL to submit an electronic file with the telephonic signature, not only the time stamp information.