New EIS/Network Security Form

Submitted by Anonymous on January 17, 2003 - 2:53pm

The Division of Public Assistance Security Agreement for EIS, Network, and Related Systems is available on the Systems Operations web site. This form (previously known as the EIS AND NETWORK SECURITY AGREEMENT) is used for all personnel needing access to mainframe programs including EIS, web applications such as INGENS, and other network services. In order for the new features of the form to work correctly, Internet Explorer must be used.

CAMA Payment Delays

Submitted by Anonymous on January 15, 2003 - 3:51pm

You may have heard reports that some health care providers are refusing to accept Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) coupons because they believe CAMA is out of money. This broadcast is intended to provide you with accurate information so that you can respond to inquiries you may get from a CAMA recipient who has difficulty with a provider reluctant to accept their CAMA coupon.

SLMB Plus and SLMB Subsidy

Submitted by Anonymous on January 2, 2003 - 1:29pm

Congress allowed its authorization for the SLMB Subsidy eligibility category to "sunset" on December 31, 2002. This means that funding for the SLMB Subsidy is exhausted. DMA has been tracking these cases and final payments are being sent to these recipients who have qualified for this category in the past. The SLMB Subsidy category will not be recognized beginning with the benefit month of January 2003.

Revised AD #2, Preliminary Examination for Interim Assistance

Submitted by Anonymous on December 30, 2002 - 1:35pm

The AD #2 form, Preliminary Examination for Interim Assistance, has been revised. This form is used as part of the process for establishing eligibility for Interim Assistance. It has been revised to update the SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity) amount from $780 per month to $800 per month as part of the annual cost of living adjustments for 2003.

Mat-Su Staff Play Santa to local family

Submitted by Clay Butcher on December 30, 2002 - 12:26pm

Another year, another inspiring holiday gesture from the staff of the Mat-Su office.

The office played Santa for a single mother with cancer. This mother has five children. Bob Morgan, the Santa delivery elf, said the children were dancing with joy as they helped haul in the colorfully wrapped packages. It was a Christmas from the heart.

Minimum Wage and Hours of Unpaid Work

Submitted by Anonymous on December 30, 2002 - 9:05am

This is a reminder to continue to use the federal minimum wage when calculating the number of hours that Temporary Assistance clients can be assigned to unpaid work such as Community Work Experience (CWE) and job sampling. While the Alaska minimum wage will increase to $7.15 an hour effective January 1, 2003, despite attempts by some members of Congress to pass legislation increasing the federal minimum wage, it remains $5.15 per hour.

New and Improved DPAweb!

Submitted by Clay Butcher on December 17, 2002 - 2:35pm

The DPAWeb has a new, updated look. Redesigned especially for you, the new DPAWeb is another part of our Division's ongoing efforts to use the internet to improve communication, create tools for better business processes, and support employee development.

New Commissioner of DHSS Announced

Submitted by Clay Butcher on December 9, 2002 - 2:40pm

Joel Gilbertson has been appointed the new Commissioner of Health & Social Services

Born in Fairfax, VA, Joel Gilbertson has worked in a variety of positions related to health care and welfare systems, focusing on the efficient delivery of services and expanding access to underserved communities.