The Missouri Adult Education and Literacy Program (AEL) provides assistance that helps Missouri adults acquire the basic skills they need to be productive workers. The City of Columbia offers utility assistance to eligible customers. To request assistance, visit the Social Services page for information. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps households with eligible incomes pay their utility bills.
Payments are generally made directly to the utility company or fuel supplier. For the groups described above, only one income limit applies. However, for Missouri Medicaid applicants whose eligibility is based on their status as elderly (65 years or older), blind, or disabled, there are income and asset limits. This page is a Missouri-specific overview of how this works.
Hospitals in Missouri that care for patients without health insurance were especially affected, as their disproportionate federal share of hospital funding has begun to gradually decline (it was supposed to be replaced by Medicaid funding) and the uninsured rate remained higher than it would have been with the current Medicaid expansion. All discounted products and services offered through this website are provided at no cost to members of the state team or to the state of Missouri. The amount of assistance you receive is based on the number of people in your household, your household income and the type of fuel. The Missouri State Employee Discount Website exists to offer active and retired members of the Missouri state team discounts on products and services from various vendors in order to express their appreciation for their valuable service to Missouri citizens.
Coverage is available for low-income children and adults and for people with low incomes and low levels of assets who are elderly, blind, or disabled. The Medicaid expansion extends coverage to adults under 65 with household incomes of up to 138% of the poverty level. Adults without children without disabilities were not eligible for Medicaid in Missouri, regardless of how low their income was, and parents with dependent children were only eligible with incomes that did not exceed 22% of the poverty level.