Medicaid Numbers for 2017

by toronlaw on June 5, 2017

The Medicaid numbers for 2017 were recently updated.

For a nursing home Medicaid recipient with a spouse living in the community, the numbers are as follows:

Community Spouse Monthly Income Allowance:

Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,030

Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $3,023

 

Community Spouse Asset Allowance:

Minimum Community Spousal Resource Allowance: $24,180

Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $120,900

Excess Shelter Standard: $609

Standard Utility Allowance: $513

 

For the nursing home resident, the numbers are:

Monthly Personal Needs Allowance: $50

Resource Allowance for an Individual: $2,000

 

For purposes of calculating the penalty for gifts made within five years, the number is as follows:

Average Private Pay Rate in Ohio: $6,570

(In general, this means that for every $6,570 given away within the last five years, one month of nursing home coverage will be forfeited.)

Medicaid Releases Updated 2015 Numbers

by toronlaw on March 4, 2015

The Medicaid numbers for 2015 were recently updated.

For a nursing home Medicaid recipient with a spouse living in the community, the numbers are as follows:

Community Spouse Monthly Income Allowance:

Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $1,967

Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,981

 

Community Spouse Asset Allowance:

Minimum Community Spousal Resource Allowance: $23,844

Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $119,220

Excess Shelter Standard: $590

Standard Utility Allowance: $498

 

For the nursing home resident, the numbers are:

Monthly Personal Needs Allowance: $50

Resource Allowance for an Individual: $1,500

 

For purposes of calculating the penalty for gifts made within five years, the number is as follows:

Average Private Pay Rate: $6,327

(In general, this means that for every $6,327 given away within the last five years, one month of nursing home coverage will be forfeited.)

Medicaid Releases Updated 2014 Numbers

January 14, 2014

The Medicaid numbers for 2014 were recently updated. For a nursing home Medicaid recipient with a spouse living in the community, the numbers are as follows: Community Spouse Monthly Income Allowance: Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $1,939 Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,931   Community Spouse Asset Allowance: Minimum Community Spousal Resource Allowance: $23,448 Maximum […]

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Medicaid Changes the Standard Utility Allowance

September 22, 2013

The new Standard Utility Allowance for the community spouse of a nursing home resident is $463.

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What Is Division of Assets?

September 2, 2013

Division of Assets is the name commonly used for the Spousal Impoverishment provisions of the Medicare Catastrophic Act of 1988. It applies only to married couples. The intent of the law was to change the eligibility requirements for Medicaid in situations where one spouse needs nursing home care while the other spouse remains in the […]

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Medicaid Updates the Spousal Need Allowance

June 20, 2013

The Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) for a spouse in the community has been raised to $1,939 per month. The Excess Shelter Allowance has been raised to $582 per month.

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Cincinnati Senior Housing Listings

April 23, 2013

A Place for Mom. Cincinnati Senior Housing Listings

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Will Medicaid Take My Home?

December 12, 2012

A common assumption is that if you enter a nursing home, Medicaid will immediately take your house to pay for your care. In reality, that is not exactly true. Here are three common scenarios: 1) If you are married, your spouse is always allowed to stay in the house as long as he or she lives. However, […]

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Medicaid Releases Updated 2013 Numbers

December 5, 2012

The Medicaid numbers for 2013 were recently updated. For a nursing home Medicaid recipient with a spouse living in the community, the numbers are as follows: Community Spouse Monthly Income Allowance: Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $1,892 Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,898   Community Spouse Asset Allowance: Minimum Community Spousal Resource Allowance: $23,184 Maximum […]

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Elder Law Success Story in Cincinnati

October 21, 2012

Elder law attorneys assist individuals and families in developing estate plans to avoid depleting their assets should they become ill and need long term care. For those individuals who are already in a nursing home, elder law attorneys can help them qualify for Medicaid benefits while maximizing the amount of money they are able keep. When […]

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