DATE: MAY 22, 2001
Manual: Aged, Blind and Disabled Medicaid
Change No. 01-02
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: July 1, 2001 Make the following change(s)
Spousal Income Protection
The following amounts for calculating the community spouse income allowance and the dependent family member allowance are revised based on the increase in the federal poverty level.
NOTE: There is no change in the maximum community spouse income allowance.
These changes are effective July 1, 2001.
Apply the new amounts in determining spousal income allowances and dependent family member allowances effective on or after July 1, 2001. For the months prior to July 1, 2001, use the old amounts.
Rebudget ongoing cases at the first redetermination/review or change in situation effective July 1, 2001 or later.
Please refer questions to your Medicaid Program Representative.
Paul R. Perruzzi
[This policy was researched and prepared by Cinnamon Narron, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.]
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.