DATE: June 19, 2015
SUBJECT: 2015 Spousal Impoverishment Standards
DISTRIBUTION: County Directors
Medicaid Eligibility Staff
The minimum community spouse income allowance and excess shelter allowance are adjusted annually in accordance with the changes in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefit rate and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Section 1924 of the Social Security Act directs that these adjustments are effective July 1st of each year.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Operational Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance
(This material was written and researched by Christine Coffey, Medicaid Eligibility Unit)
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