SNAP Rule #229P - Electronic Benefit Theft

Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA 2023), Public Law 117-328, Division HH, Title IV Section 501, EBT Benefit Fraud Prevention requirements, the Department proposes to amend the SNAP Manual, Section 777-4 to align with the requirements of the CAA 2023. The proposed rule changes will provide clarity on the Department's procedure and timeframes for replacement of SNAP benefits determined to have been stolen through card skimming, card cloning, or similar fraudulent methods. The U.S.D.A.

SNAP Rule #230A - ABAWD Geographic Waiver

Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations provide that certain able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) are subject to a maximum of three months of benefits over a 36-month period, unless they work 80 hours per month or participate in and comply with requirements of a work program. Individuals who reside in certain geographic areas can qualify for an exception to this time limit under 7 C.F.R. 273.24(f).

Family Planning New Alternative Payment Model (APM) Public Rate Forum Presented Materials and Comment Deadline

On November 20, 2023, MaineCare held an online public meeting with its vendor Manatt Health Strategies, LLC., to present the recommended draft Family Planning APM, along with rationales. Stakeholders were able to provide public comment during this forum.     

Adult Protective Services System

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) is currently divided into two Chapters:  10-149 (formerly the Office of Elder Services) and 14-197 (formerly the Office of Adults with Cognitive and Physical Disability Services).  OADS is completing the process of combining these two former State agencies into one by eliminating use of 14-197 and creating a single comprehensive OADS Policy Manual under 10-149.  This rulemaking repeals the current 10-149 Chapter 1 and replaces is with 10-149, Chapter 2, Section 1:  Adult Protective Services System.  The rule also co

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