DATE: JULY 10, 2013
Manual: Family and Children’s Medicaid
Change No: 07-13
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: July 1, 2013
Community Spouse Resource Protection is a reserve procedure used when a married individual is institutionalized for more than 30 days and needs help with the cost of care. This procedure determines how much of the couple’s assets can be kept by the spouse at home. Community spouse income allowances are adjusted January and July of each year.
MA-3322 IV. B., Community Spouse Resource Protection is updated with the January 1, 2013 allowance amounts.
Effective July 1, 2013
If you have any questions regarding this information contact a Medicaid Program Representative.
Carol Steckel, MPH, Director
(This material was researched and written by Pam Cooper, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.