DATE: MAY 1, 2004
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 01-05
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: July 1, 2004
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.
There is no change in the maximum community spouse income allowance. It increased to $2,319 effective January 1, 2004.
These changes are effective July 1, 2004.
Apply the new amounts in determining spousal income allowances and dependent family member allowances effective on or after July 1, 2004. For the months prior to July 1, 2004, use the old amounts.
Rebudget ongoing cases at the first redetermination/review or change in situation effective July 1, 2004, or later.
Remove: MA-2270, Long Term Care Need and Budgeting, pages 9 and 10,
13-16, and Figure 6, Community Spouse Income Allowance Worksheet.
Please refer questions to your Medicaid Program Representative.
Gary H. Fuquay
[This material was researched and written by Renee Carlton-Pettiford, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.]
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.