Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 12-06
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: July 1, 2006
MA-2270, Long Term Care Need and Budgeting, has been revised to provide the following amounts for calculating the community spouse income allowance and the dependent family member allowance based on the increase in the federal poverty level.
There is no change in the maximum community spouse income allowance. It increased to $2,489 effective January 1, 2006.
The new standard utility allowance amounts for 2006 have been updated.
These changes are effective July 1, 2006.
Apply the new amounts in determining spousal income allowances and dependent family member allowances effective on or after July 1, 2006. For the months prior to July 1, 2006, use the old amounts.
Apply the new amounts in re-determining spousal income allowances, and dependent family member allowances at the first re-determination/review or change in situation effective July 1, 2006, or later.
Remove: MA-2270, Long Term Care Need and Budgeting, pages 9 and 10,
13 through 16, Table i, Table ii and Figure 6, Community Spouse Income Allowance Worksheet.
Insert: MA-2270, Long Term Care Need and Budgeting, pages 9 and 10,
If you have any questions, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
L. Allen Dobson, Jr., M.D., Assistant Secretary
for Health Policy and Medical Assistance
[This material was researched and written by Sandi Morrow, Medicaid Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.]
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.