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DMA ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER NO: 03-16, SPOUSAL IMPOVERSHMENT STANDARDS

DATE:

May 24, 2016

SUBJECT:

2016 Spousal impoverishment Standards

   

DISTRIBUTION:

County Directors

Medicaid Supervisors

Medicaid Staff

I. BackgrouND

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.

II. EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHANGE AND IMPLEMENTATION

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Operational support Team at ost.policy.questions@dhhs.nc.gov.

Dave Richard

Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance

(This Material was written and researched by Sherice Hayes, Policy Consultant, Beneficiary Services)

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