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GOVERNMENT BENEFITS ABBREVIATIONS

Government abbreviations and acronyms related to benefits, disability and special needs.

ABD

Aged, Blind and Disabled

ACA

Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children, replaced by TANF, Temporary Aid to Needy Families

AGI

Adjusted Gross Income (line 38 of IRS Form 1040; line 22 of IRS Form 1040EZ)

APS

Adult Protective Services, part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

ARD

Admission, Review and Dismissal meeting in connection with an Individual Education Plan for a K-12 special education student

BCCP

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

CDB

Child Disability Benefits a/k/a Dependent Adult Child, for a person disabled before and after age 18 as determined by the Social Security Administration (apply before age 22)

CDC

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program

CIT

Crisis Intervention Training

CMS

Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, a federal agency CPI Consumer Price Index; the CPI-Urban is currently used to make annual cost of living adjustments to Social Security benefits

CPS

Child Protective Services, part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

CSR

Cost Sharing Reductions

DAC

Disabled Adult Child a/k/a Child Disabled Benefits, for a person disabled before and after age 18 as determined by the Social Security Administration (apply before age 22)

DADS

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

DFPS

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

DME

Durable Medical Equipment

DOL

U.S. Department of Labor

DSHS

Texas Department of State Health Services a/k/a “Dishes”

ERISA

Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act

FFM

Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace

FPL

Federal Poverty Level

FSA

Flexible Savings Account

HCBS

Home and Community-Based Services

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HRA

Health Reimbursement Account

HSA

Health Savings Account

HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IAP

Insurance Affordability Programs

ICF/ID

Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

IDD

Intellectually or Developmentally Disabled

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individual Education Program

IRC

Internal Revenue Code

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

ISM

In-Kind Support and Maintenance

MAGI

Modified Adjusted Gross Income

MAPS

Metropolitan Area Physicians Service

MCO

Managed Care Organization

MDCP

Medically Dependent Children Program

MOE

Maintenance of Effort

PCME

Physician’s Certificate of Medical Examination

PCP

Person-Centered Planning

POMS

Program Operations Manual System of the Social Security Administration

PPACA

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare

QDWI

Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals Program

QI

Qualified Individuals Program

QMB

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program

SGA

Substantial Gainful Activity

SLMB

Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary

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