missouri department of social services http://kbia.org en Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-confirms-social-services-director <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Missouri Senate has confirmed a longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services to be the agency's new director.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:08:45 +0000 Associated Press 51499 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director Kinkade named Missouri social services director http://kbia.org/post/kinkade-named-missouri-social-services-director <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services has been appointed as its new director.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:52:07 +0000 Associated Press 50560 at http://kbia.org Missouri has backlog of Medicaid applications http://kbia.org/post/missouri-has-backlog-medicaid-applications <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri has a backlog of about 22,000 parents and children waiting to learn whether they will be covered by Medicaid.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:26:08 +0000 Associated Press 49102 at http://kbia.org Missouri has backlog of Medicaid applications Missouri cites problems with feds' Medicaid referrals http://kbia.org/post/missouri-cites-problems-feds-medicaid-referrals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&nbsp;has received the names of more than 25,000 people determined to be potentially eligible for Medicaid through the federal government's online insurance marketplace.</span></p><p>But none of those people have been added to&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;Medicaid program yet.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the data from the federal government is not in a format that can easily be used by&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;Medicaid officials.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:42:56 +0000 Associated Press 47715 at http://kbia.org Missouri cites problems with feds' Medicaid referrals Nixon proposes 3 percent pay raise for Mo. workers http://kbia.org/post/nixon-proposes-3-percent-pay-raise-mo-workers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing to spend $37.1 million to boost wages for state government workers.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:32:37 +0000 Associated Press 46969 at http://kbia.org Nixon proposes 3 percent pay raise for Mo. workers Proposed cut in food stamps will allow for public input http://kbia.org/post/proposed-cut-food-stamps-will-allow-public-input <p>An official with the Missouri Department of Social Services briefed a House Interim Committee <span data-term="goog_2081739766" tabindex="0">Monday</span>&nbsp;on Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed rule change&nbsp;to cut able-bodied adults without children from the food stamp program if they don’t have a job.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:30:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42498 at http://kbia.org Proposed cut in food stamps will allow for public input Mo. households to face drop in SNAP benefits http://kbia.org/post/mo-households-face-drop-snap-benefits <p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP and formerly known as food stamps, will have its benefits reduced for every household across the nation for the first time in the program&rsquo;s history Nov. 1.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:47:57 +0000 George Varney 41902 at http://kbia.org Mo. households to face drop in SNAP benefits Missouri seeks to tighten food stamp eligibility http://kbia.org/post/missouri-seeks-tighten-food-stamp-eligibility <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;is considering tightening food-stamp eligibility for thousands of adults.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:12:39 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41828 at http://kbia.org Missouri seeks to tighten food stamp eligibility State House committee tackles Department of Social Services, hears allegations of abuse http://kbia.org/post/state-house-committee-tackles-department-social-services-hears-allegations-abuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two days of hearings are underway by an interim House committee looking into how well state agencies in Missouri are delivering services to their clients.</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:05:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37552 at http://kbia.org State House committee tackles Department of Social Services, hears allegations of abuse House committee examining Social Services, other state agencies http://kbia.org/post/house-committee-examining-social-services-other-state-agencies <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110&#38;year=2013">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones </a>(R, Eureka)&#160;has created another interim committee, this time to examine how well state agencies respond to citizens who use their services.<p>The Interim Committee on Improving Government Responsiveness and Efficiency's first priority will be looking into the <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Department of Social Services (DSS).&#160; </a>The committee&#160;will be chaired by&#160;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=100">State Representative&#160;Sue Allen</a> ( Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:59:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35436 at http://kbia.org House committee examining Social Services, other state agencies Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants http://kbia.org/post/state-audit-gives-poor-rating-management-early-childhood-fund-grants The management of an early childhood fund by the <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)</a>&#160;has received a "poor" rating in a state audit released Monday.<p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">State&#160;Auditor Tom Schweich</a> (R) said the Early Childhood Development, Education and Care Fund provided more than $170,000 to three child care facilities that failed to open or expand their facilities as planned.<p>"We found $60,000 spent on a facility that was never built," Schweich said.&#160; "We found $22,500 spent to build a new facility which&#160;was Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:14:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35241 at http://kbia.org Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants Missouri auditor examines welfare expenses http://kbia.org/post/missouri-auditor-examines-welfare-expenses <p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is questioning millions of dollars of welfare payments made to low-income residents.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:32:37 +0000 Associated Press 30669 at http://kbia.org Missouri auditor examines welfare expenses Mo. stops releasing records in child tragedies http://kbia.org/post/mo-stops-releasing-records-child-tragedies <p>A joint newspaper investigation shows the Missouri Department of Social Services' practice of releasing information after the deaths or near deaths of children has come to an abrupt, unexplained halt.</p><p>After high-profile tragedies a decade ago, the state system charged with protecting children began releasing records previously closed to the public.</p><p>But the Springfield News-Leader and The Kansas City Star reported that the openness ended in June after a 10-year-old girl was freed from a Kansas City closet weighing 32 pounds.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:26:52 +0000 Associated Press 30559 at http://kbia.org Alan Freeman appointed new Mo. Social Services Director http://kbia.org/post/alan-freeman-appointed-new-mo-social-services-director <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a veteran executive of health care systems as director of the Department of Social Services. Alan Freeman is president and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers, which operates five health care centers and a community health program in St. Louis. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:30:42 +0000 Associated Press 26450 at http://kbia.org Alan Freeman appointed new Mo. Social Services Director Missouri Senate panel endorses roughly $24 billion budget plan http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-panel-endorses-roughly-24-billion-budget-plan <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Missouri Senate committee has approved a budget plan that cuts funding for social services but not education.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:15:03 +0000 Associated Press 12315 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate panel endorses roughly $24 billion budget plan