A. The 2015 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is 1.7 percent for Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Social Security benefits increased by 1.7 percent effective December 2014. These benefits are payable in January 2015.
DATE: MARCH 2, 2015
Manual: Family and Children’s Medicaid
Change No: 05-14
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: January 1, 2015
MA-3315, Medicaid Deductible, is updated with the new Medicare premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts.
MA-3322, Community Spouse Resource Protection, spousal resource allowance and examples are updated to reflect current amounts.
This change is effective 01/01/2015.
Remove: MA-3322, Community Spouse Resource Protection, pages 3 – 5.
Insert: MA-3322, Community Spouse Resource Protection, pages 3 – 5.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Operational Support Team (OST) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Gary Cummings, MD
Deputy Secretary for Health Services
Director, Division of Medical Assistance
(This material was researched and written by Arena Everett, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.